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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.

Stanford seizes command at LPGA Hawaii event

Angela Stanford, seeking her sixth career victory, fired a five-under par 67 to seize a four-stroke lead after the third round of the $1.7 million US LPGA Lotte Championship.

  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.
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  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP-Direct.com
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 18/04/2014 19:57

    Jews in east Ukraine worried after anti-Semitic tract

    Members of the Jewish community in the pro-Russian protest hub of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine said Friday that they were left shaken by the distribution of tracts demanding the registration of Jews.

  • 18/04/2014 17:09

    Italian lender backs 5 bn-euro share sale

    Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena gave the go-ahead on Friday to a 5.0 billion euro equity raising that will boost its capital and allow it to repay a government bailout this year.

  • 18/04/2014 05:50

    'Pit bull' Pistorius prosecutor shines in court

    Through his fiery cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius and mauling of expert witnesses, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel has become a global cult hero and a rare poster boy for South Africa's beleaguered public sector.

  • 18/04/2014 01:23

    Guatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet record

    Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world's longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-colored masterpiece stretching down the main avenue of the capital's historic center.

  • 17/04/2014 22:55

    Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.

  • 19/04/2014 05:39

    Lennon demands strong finish from Celtic

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon has warned his players the hard work isn't over yet, despite his side having already wrapped up the Scottish Premiership title.

  • 19/04/2014 05:38

    Chelsea's title pedigree can make the difference

    Chelsea's vast experience of the Premier League title race could be the deciding factor as the Blues try to overhaul leaders Liverpool, according to the club's assistant manager Steve Holland.

  • 19/04/2014 00:47

    Quins tame Tigers as ref Wigglesworth takes centre stage

    Harlequins beat champions Leicester 24-20 at The Stoop on Friday to keep alive their hopes of a top-four finish and a place in the end of season playoffs in another controversial match for referee Tim Wigglesworth.

  • 18/04/2014 23:25

    Derby keep Burnley waiting for promotion

    Burnley will have to wait at least another few days to clinch promotion to the Premier League as Derby stayed in the hunt on Friday.

  • 18/04/2014 21:40

    'Moores set for England recall'

    Peter Moores is set to be recalled as England coach five years after being dramatically axed from the job, the BBC and The Times both reported Friday.

  • 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 05:51

    Stanford seizes command at LPGA Hawaii event

    Angela Stanford, seeking her sixth career victory, fired a five-under par 67 to seize a four-stroke lead after the third round of the $1.7 million US LPGA Lotte Championship.

  • 19/04/2014 05:40

    Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds

    LeBron James and his Miami Heat teammates seek their third title in a row and fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals starting with their playoff opener Sunday against Charlotte.

  • 19/04/2014 05:36

    Aussies, Germany bid to end decades of Fed Cup pain

    Australia and Germany aim to end decades of Fed Cup pain when they clash in the semi-finals while Italy and the Czech Republic, the current tournament heavyweights, face off in the other last-four tie.

  • 19/04/2014 05:12

    Nadal searches for fire as French Open nears

    Rafael Nadal won't panic after having his cloak of claycourt invincibility ripped to shreds by David Ferrer, but admits he needs to quickly rediscover his famed Spanish fire.

  • 18/04/2014 23:57

    Choi grabs lead at storm-hit PGA Heritage

    South Korea's K.J. Choi fired a four-under par 67 to seize a one stroke lead in the clubhouse before heavy rain halted play Friday at the US PGA Heritage tournament.