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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.

IS jihadists capture 60 Kurdish villages in Syria: NGO

Islamic State jihadists have seized 60 Kurdish villages near the Turkish border in a lightning two-day campaign, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday.

  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
  • 19/09/2014 09:01

    Lenny Kravitz back with new album at 50

    At 50, Lenny Kravitz is an American in Paris. Now, after turns designing shoes and acting in "The Hunger Games", he's returned to music with a new album he says just poured out of him during shooting of the box office smash.

  • 19/09/2014 01:15

    Sophia Loren, almost 80, opens life exhibit in Mexico

    Italian film legend Sophia Loren inaugurated Thursday an exhibition in Mexico showing off personal treasures including glamorous dresses, silk purses and her Oscar, to mark her upcoming 80th birthday.

  • 19/09/2014 00:26

    Senators cross the aisle for US survival TV show

    Two US senators from opposing camps took their shared interest in spearfishing to the South Pacific for a reality TV show intended to teach gridlock Washington a lesson in teamwork.

  • 18/09/2014 20:51

    Hit 'Just Dance' game goes mobile Sept. 25

    Smartphone lovers will get to show off moves almost anywhere with the Sept. 25 release of a free "Just Dance Now" game tuned for mobile Internet lifestyles.

  • 18/09/2014 15:49

    Moroccan 'rancorous' rapper freed from jail

    Rapper Mouad Belghawat, a voice of Morocco's February 20 protest movement, was released from jail on Thursday after serving a four-month sentence for assaulting police.

  • 19/09/2014 17:44

    Assou-Ekotto gets three-match ban for Anelka backing

    Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto was banned for three games and fined by the Football Association on Friday after sending Nicolas Anelka a message of support following his controversial "quenelle" gesture last season.

  • 19/09/2014 17:36

    No Toulon comeback for metronomic Wilkinson

    Former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has ruled out any comeback from retirement despite a raft of injuries that have stifled Toulon's start to the Top 14 season.

  • 19/09/2014 15:14

    Cummins to play against Wallabies for Barbarians

    Australia wing Nick Cummins is set to line-up against his compatriots after being selected to play for the Barbarians against the Wallabies at Twickenham on November 1.

  • 19/09/2014 14:56

    Alonso tops opening practice for Singapore GP

    Fernando Alonso ended Mercedes domination of opening practice on Friday when he topped the times for Ferrari in the first free session ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

  • 19/09/2014 13:49

    Asian Games: Don't expect Hagino miracle, says Japan swim guru

    Japan's swimming coach has warned against expecting miracles from new sensation Kosuke Hagino at the Asian Games in South Korea, starting with the men's 200 metres freestyle this weekend.