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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.

Hong Kong raider Rich Tapestry to make Breeders' Cup history

Rich Tapestry is set to make history Saturday as Hong Kong's first Breeders' Cup runner and trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai says the gelding has settled in nicely at Santa Anita.

  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
  • 30/10/2014 16:06

    Pakistan make solid start in second Test

    Younis Khan became the first batsman in 90 years to hit three hundreds in consecutive innings against Australia as Pakistan took and early advantage in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

  • 30/10/2014 14:43

    Apple chief Tim Cook 'proud to be gay'

    Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay Thursday and said that fighting for equality is at the core of his personal and business ethos.

  • 30/10/2014 06:33

    Sistine chapel dazzles after technological makeover

    High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system.

  • 30/10/2014 03:11

    Secular Nidaa Tounes party beats Islamists in Tunisia poll

    The secular Nidaa Tounes party came top in Tunisia's weekend legislative polls beating Islamist rivals Ennahda, who had already conceded defeat, official provisional results released early Thursday showed.

  • 30/10/2014 02:16

    Decades-old Soviet engines powered US rocket that exploded

    The Orbital Sciences rocket that exploded after launch was powered by a pair of rocket engines that were made during the Soviet era and refurbished, experts said.

  • 30/10/2014 18:34

    Conchita Wurst to serenade UN chief

    Austria's transvestite Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst will serenade UN chief Ban Ki-moon during his visit to Vienna next week, the world body announced Thursday.

  • 30/10/2014 11:58

    US 'tries to have Polanski arrested' in Poland

    The United States attempted to have the film director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences when he travelled to Warsaw for the opening of a Jewish museum, a Polish newspaper claimed Thursday.

  • 30/10/2014 04:40

    Funeral museum rises again in death-fixated Vienna

    Just in time for Halloween on Friday and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austrian capital's huge Central Cemetery.

  • 30/10/2014 04:05

    Suge Knight arrested in row over photographer's camera

    Notorious rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams were arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer, authorities said.

  • 30/10/2014 03:11

    Jake Gyllenhaal breaks brutal news in 'Nightcrawler'

    They spend their nights like famished coyotes, hunting fresh meat. "If it bleeds, it leads," as one character in "Nightcrawler" says, summarizing the link between gore and breaking TV news.