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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.

Plisson out for rest of season

Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his left shoulder in the Top-14 game against Toulouse on Friday.

  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
  • 25/04/2015 12:37

    Nepal earthquake: LIVE REPORT

    10:26 GMT - Death toll - Nepalese officials say at least 114 people were killed in the powerful quake but warn the toll could be many times higher, while casualties were also reported in neighbouring India and Bangladesh.

  • 25/04/2015 04:09

    'I'm a woman': US Olympic hero Jenner comes out as transgender

    US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner came out as transgender, saying: "For all intents and purposes, I'm a woman."

  • 25/04/2015 03:41

    Starbucks 'gives away' drinks after US system outage

    There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but fear not because there was free coffee supposedly going at Starbucks in North America after a major computer glitch.

  • 24/04/2015 08:18

    From Hebron, Palestinian scarf resists... Chinese competition

    In the face of strong competition from China, the traditional, locally produced Palestinian headscarf has put up a show of resistance, successfully pulling itself back from the brink of extinction.

  • 24/04/2015 07:33

    Apple Watch goes on sale -- quietly -- in Asia

    The Apple Watch debuted in some Asian markets Friday, but with sales limited to those who had pre-ordered online it was a low-key start with none of the fanfare and fuss usually seen for a launch by the tech titan.

  • 25/04/2015 02:02

    As electronica booms, DJs seek voice beyond machines

    Electronic music has enjoyed soaring growth in recent years, but to detractors the genre consists of little beyond crowd-pleasing DJs clicking play on their computers.

  • 24/04/2015 19:36

    Sandler mum on native American film walk-out

    US actor Adam Sandler remained tight-lipped Friday after a group of native Americans stormed out of his latest movie, while streaming giant Netflix defended the satirical film.

  • 24/04/2015 16:30

    'Grey's Anatomy' kills off Dr McDreamy in surprise twist

    Fans of hit US television series "Grey's Anatomy" woke up Friday to a world devoid of "Dr McDreamy," a popular character killed off in a car accident, in a devastating blow to devotees.

  • 24/04/2015 11:04

    Nudes galore at Tracey Emin, Schiele show in Vienna

    An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin -- many of them new -- and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday.

  • 24/04/2015 05:31

    'Fast and Furious 8' set for 2017 release

    The "Fast and Furious" franchise is set to roar into its next phase with an eighth installment due in 2017, the first without Paul Walker, the late actor's co-star Vin Diesel said.

  • 25/04/2015 12:48

    Plisson out for rest of season

    Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his left shoulder in the Top-14 game against Toulouse on Friday.

  • 25/04/2015 08:36

    Sweden's Jack outpoints Dirrell for WBC title

    Sweden's Badou Jack claimed the World Boxing Council's super middleweight title as he outpointed previously unbeaten Anthony Dirrell at the UIC Pavilion arena.

  • 25/04/2015 07:16

    Leonard nets career-high 32 in Spurs' win over Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard showed why he is worthy of being named the defensive player of the year, putting his complete game on display for the San Antonio Spurs.

  • 25/04/2015 06:59

    Canadian teen Henderson sets tournament record

    Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson shot a tournament-record seven-under 65 to grab a two-shot lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts tournament.

  • 25/04/2015 04:16

    Swafford leads weather-hit Zurich Classic

    Hudson Swafford shot a six-under 66 in the second round to move into a tie for the lead as the Zurich Classic was suspended for the second straight day.