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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.

World champion Kwiatkowski wins Amstel Gold Race

World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland, riding for Etixx, won the Dutch classic Amstel Gold Race on Sunday.

  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
  • 19/04/2015 16:59

    Raven wrecks Celtic's treble dreams

    David Raven grabbed a late winner in extra time to book Inverness Caledonian Thistle's place in the Scottish Cup final as they ended ten-man Celtic's treble dreams with a 3-2 victory in controversial circumstances at Hampden.

  • 19/04/2015 16:48

    Davis gives Ding friendly world title advice

    Snooker great Steve Davis believes China's Ding Junhui can become Asia's first world champion, provided he has a friendly face by his side.

  • 19/04/2015 13:53

    Gerrard eyes one last bid for FA Cup glory

    Steven Gerrard is gunning to lead Liverpool against fellow Premier League side Aston Villa in an FA Cup semi-final at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

  • 19/04/2015 10:32

    UK archbishop Welby in 'condolence' visit to Egypt

    The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, leader of the Church of England, arrived in Egypt on Sunday to offer his condolences over the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by jihadists in Libya.

  • 19/04/2015 07:07

    British royal baby's first A to Z

    From baby fashion to specially-minted coins, here is an A to Z on the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's second child, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare for their new addition to Britain's royal family.

  • 19/04/2015 17:31

    German minister warns against xenophobia

    Germany's foreign minister warned Sunday against racism and xenophobia, at a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.

  • 19/04/2015 17:01

    Greece set for trial of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party

    Greece begins one of its most publicised trials in decades on Monday, with dozens of people linked to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party facing charges including murder and participation in a criminal organisation.

  • 19/04/2015 16:51

    Poland demands apology over FBI director's Holocaust claim

    Poland said Sunday it has demanded a formal apology from the United States after the head of the FBI claimed Poland shares responsibility for the Holocaust with Germany.

  • 19/04/2015 16:22

    Turin shroud goes on show to public

    The Turin Shroud, one of Christianity's most celebrated and hotly-debated relics, went on display to the public on Sunday for the first time in five years.

  • 19/04/2015 16:12

    S. Africa violence echoes deadly 2008 precedent

    The spate of attacks on foreigners in South Africa that has claimed the lives of at least seven people is chillingly reminiscent of even deadlier violence in 2008 that killed 62 and sent thousands seeking refuge.