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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.

Bohn tied for Greenbrier lead, Woods hangs in

American Jason Bohn fired a nine-under 61 for the co-lead Saturday after the third round of The Greenbrier Classic while Tiger Woods just about hung in behind a crowded leaderboard.

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

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23

    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.



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.
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 Forum
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 04/07/2015 23:27

    Fidel Castro seen in rare public outing

    Cuban state television broadcast images Saturday of former president Fidel Castro meeting cheese experts during a rare trip outside his Havana home.

  • 04/07/2015 21:35

    Turks protesting against China attack Koreans 'by mistake'

    Turkish nationalists protesting China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims attacked a group of Korean tourists in the heart of Istanbul's old city on Saturday, mistaking them for Chinese nationals.

  • 04/07/2015 21:14

    Bosnian Serb leader says Srebrenica genocide is a 'lie'

    The president of the Serb-run part of Bosnia claimed Saturday that the Srebrenica genocide was a "lie", a week ahead the 20th anniversary of the slaughter.

  • 04/07/2015 20:18

    'Silent march' for police victim after Dutch riots

    Hundreds of residents of The Hague staged a "silent march" on Saturday afternoon to protest the death of a Caribbean man who died after being forcefully arrested by Dutch police, sparking four days of riots in the city.

  • 04/07/2015 20:08

    German anti-euro party elects new hard right leader

    Germany's anti-euro party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD), elected a new leader from the group's right wing Saturday to replace founder and frontman, Bernd Lucke, after a months-long power struggle.

  • 05/07/2015 01:54

    Bohn tied for Greenbrier lead, Woods hangs in

    American Jason Bohn fired a nine-under 61 for the co-lead Saturday after the third round of The Greenbrier Classic while Tiger Woods just about hung in behind a crowded leaderboard.

  • 05/07/2015 00:56

    Chile stun Argentina to win first Copa crown

    Chile defeated Argentina on penalties to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown here Saturday after the match finished 0-0 with extra-time.

  • 04/07/2015 22:24

    Double Jamaican sprint delight, but Dibaba misses world record

    Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made up for the absence of injured Usain Bolt by storming to double 100m glory in the Diamond League meet in Paris on Saturday.

  • 04/07/2015 22:12

    Ogier holds off Mikkelsen to extend Poland lead

    Sebastien Ogier is on course to extend his World Rally Championship title lead after holding off team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen on the third day of the Rally of Poland on Saturday.

  • 04/07/2015 21:19

    Age just a number for Jankovic

    Jelena Jankovic insists she can recapture the form that took her to the top of the world after the Serbian veteran ended Petra Kvitova's reign as Wimbledon champion.