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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

Dusty home town remembers Garcia Marquez with plenty of rum

In his sleepy, tropical home town, the people who knew the late Nobel-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a child are greeting his death with warm memories and hope.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23
    formats

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.

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Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories

 

Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based. Find out more
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP-Direct.com
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 19/04/2014 23:23

    Snooker Champion O'Sullivan eases into second round

    Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan began his quest for a sixth world snooker title with a comfortable 10-4 first-round win over Finland's Robin Hull at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Saturday.

  • 19/04/2014 23:20

    Hamilton looks to topple Rosberg in China GP

    Dominant Lewis Hamilton will gun for his third win in a row at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix and hope he can also snatch the world championship lead from his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

  • 19/04/2014 22:00

    Trescothick ready to help Trott

    Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has said he is willing to help Jonathan Trott in his struggle with a stress-related illness after a similar condition ended his international career.

  • 19/04/2014 21:46

    Advantage Liverpool as Sunderland stun Chelsea

    Sunderland condemned Chelsea to their first home Premier League defeat under Jose Mourinho with a stunning 2-1 victory on Saturday that took Liverpool a step closer to the title.

  • 19/04/2014 21:27

    Sale stun Chiefs to seal European place

    Sale will play in next season's European Rugby Champions Cup after making sure of sixth place in the English Premiership table with a 55-12 win away to Exeter on Saturday.

  • 19/04/2014 05:01

    White House: no comment on Bieber deportation petition

    Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has had high-profile run-ins with the law recently but the White House doesn't appear set to add to his growing catalogue of woes.

  • 18/04/2014 23:01

    Depp trades 'clown nose' for serious 'Transcendence'

    Johnny Depp has abandoned flashy pirate gear, wigs and other "clown nose" costumes to plunge into the serious, even cerebral "Transcendence," a sci-fi thriller about nanotechnology.

  • 18/04/2014 20:53

    'TV, film lag behind other Cuba reforms'

    Cuban television and cinema are lagging behind other industries that have seen recent reform on the communist island, a writers' and artists' group wrote in a report published on Friday.

  • 18/04/2014 07:39

    Murakami's new book unveiled in Japan

    Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan on Friday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch.

  • 17/04/2014 23:18

    Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".

  • 19/04/2014 23:10

    Cavani scores brace as PSG win League Cup

    Paris Saint-Germain won France's League Cup on Saturday, beating Lyon 2-1 in the final at the Stade de France to secure the first leg of a likely domestic double.

  • 19/04/2014 23:06

    Juventus still on course for record

    Juventus remain on course for a record-breaking points haul as they closed in on the Serie A title with a 1-0 win over struggling Bologna on Saturday.

  • 19/04/2014 21:55

    Nets dump Raptors in NBA playoff opener

    Paul Pierce found his form in the final minutes, sparking the Brooklyn Nets over the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in the opening game of their NBA first-round playoff series.

  • 19/04/2014 20:51

    Juventus still on course for record

    Juventus remain on course for a record-breaking points haul as they closed in on the Serie A title with a 1-0 win over struggling Bologna on Saturday.

  • 19/04/2014 19:50

    Stormers tame Lions with 14 men

    Western Stormers scored two tries with 14 men to defeat Golden Lions 18-3 at Newlands stadium in Cape Town Saturday and end a five-match Super 15 losing streak.