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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.

Cricket oasis for Asian labourers in Qatar

In a nondescript corner of Doha's Industrial Area, sandwiched between building works, a dusty landscape and overused roads, sits a green oasis for Asian labourers and cricket enthusiasts.

  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.
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
  • 06/07/2015 18:46

    Chainmail and mediaeval sensuality in Dior couture collection

    Christian Dior's creative director Raf Simons brought a "garden of earthly delights" to Paris Fashion Week on Monday, slipping models into luxurious chainmail in a couture collection inspired by mediaeval art and fashion.

  • 06/07/2015 17:58

    World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in NY

    She was a teenager during World War I and her life spans three centuries. On Monday, New Yorker Susannah Mushatt Jones celebrated her 116th birthday as the world's oldest living person.

  • 06/07/2015 15:52

    Philae's comet may host alien 'life': astronomers

    Astronomers proposed a novel explanation Monday for the strange appearance of the comet carrying Europe's robot probe Philae through outer space: alien microscopic life.

  • 06/07/2015 13:47

    Pamplona bull-run festival kicks off with wine-soaked party

    A sea of revellers decked in red and white sprayed wine on each other in a packed Pamplona square on Monday to kick off Spain's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival.

  • 06/07/2015 09:50

    Greeks vote 'No' - What now? LIVE REPORT

    07:49 GMT - Greece Live Report - AFP IS OPENING A LIVE REPORT on the continuing crisis facing Greece after voters overwhelmingly rejected international creditors' harsh bailout terms and defied warnings of a possible "Grexit".

  • 07/07/2015 05:23

    First Conservative budget in two decades to be unveiled

    Prime Minister David Cameron's government will this week unveil the first Conservative budget in almost 20 years, targeting deep welfare cutbacks to honour a campaign pledge to slash spending.

  • 07/07/2015 05:21

    UK remembers 2005 London bombings under shadow of Tunisia

    Britain will on Tuesday mark 10 years since the London bombings with a minute's silence for the 52 victims, less than a fortnight after an attack in Tunisia highlighted the ongoing Islamist threat.

  • 07/07/2015 04:47

    Pregnant drinking common in Ireland, England, Australasia

    Twenty to 80 percent of women questioned in England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand drank alcohol while pregnant, researchers said Tuesday, flagging a "significant public health concern".

  • 07/07/2015 04:23

    Serena, Sharapova in shape for Wimbledon quarters

    Serena Williams declared herself ready to roll in her Wimbledon quarter-final showdown with Victoria Azarenka, while Maria Sharapova is wary of surprise package Coco Vandeweghe in Tuesday's last eight clashes.

  • 07/07/2015 03:59

    Iran talks set to miss second deadline in Vienna

    World powers were set Tuesday to miss yet another deadline to nail down an elusive nuclear deal ending a 13-year standoff with Iran, despite hours of difficult top-level negotiations.

  • 07/07/2015 06:16

    China stocks extend falls, defying government efforts

    Chinese shares sank further Tuesday, defying government efforts to arrest a precipitous fall that has wiped an estimated $3.2 trillion off markets and threatens the world's number two economy.

  • 07/07/2015 05:48

    Mexico imports gasoline as thefts cause shortages

    Mexico is importing 75,000 extra barrels of gasoline per day in an "unprecedented" move to mitigate shortages in several states caused by illegal pipeline taps, authorities said.

  • 07/07/2015 05:39

    Eurozone leaders to hold emergency summit on Greece

    Eurozone leaders will hold an emergency summit in Brussels Tuesday to discuss the fallout from Greek voters' defiant "No" to further austerity measures, with the country's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras set to unveil new proposals for talks.

  • 07/07/2015 05:22

    Asia markets mostly up but Shanghai tumbles again

    Asian markets mostly recovered Tuesday from the previous day's Greece-fuelled sell-off, but Shanghai sank again as analysts warned government measures to staunch a recent rout will likely not be enough.

  • 07/07/2015 05:10

    Samsung Electronics Q2 profit drop misses estimates

    Samsung Electronics on Tuesday flagged a second quarter drop in operating profit that missed analyst estimates after sales of its newest flagship smartphone failed to meet expectations.

  • 07/07/2015 06:51

    Cricket oasis for Asian labourers in Qatar

    In a nondescript corner of Doha's Industrial Area, sandwiched between building works, a dusty landscape and overused roads, sits a green oasis for Asian labourers and cricket enthusiasts.

  • 07/07/2015 06:43

    Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

    Floyd Mayweather was stripped by the World Boxing Organization of the welterweight world title he won by beating Manny Pacquiao two months ago.

  • 07/07/2015 03:52

    US football team's Mexican 'infiltrators' at Gold Cup

    They have Mexican nationality and shine for top clubs in Mexico's first division, but goalkeeper William Yarbrough and defender Ventura Alvarado chose their other nation, the United States, for the Gold Cup.

  • 06/07/2015 21:54

    Cancellara out of Tour with broken back

    Fabian Cancellara quit the Tour de France on Monday night after X-rays revealed he'd broken two vertebrae in his back.

  • 06/07/2015 21:40

    Ginobili confirms return to NBA Spurs next season

    Manu Ginobili, who helped Argentina win 2004 Olympic gold and contributed to four NBA titles by the San Antonio Spurs, confirmed Monday he will return to the Spurs next season.