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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.

India suspends future tours to West Indies

India's cricket chiefs on Tuesday suspended future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision last week to abandon their visit to India.

  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
  • 21/10/2014 09:16

    Pistorius arrives at court for sentencing 

    South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday arrived at the Pretoria court where he will hear his punishment for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • 21/10/2014 09:04

    Mexico announces reward in hunt for missing students

    Mexico's government announced a $110,000 reward for information on the disappearance of 43 students in a case of alleged collusion between a drug gang and police.

  • 21/10/2014 07:23

    Taliban blast in Kabul kills four Afghan soldiers

    At least four Afghan soldiers were killed, and around a dozen people including six civilians wounded after a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, officials said.

  • 21/10/2014 07:08

    Hong Kong protesters add helmets to their umbrellas

    When Anson Lau first joined Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies he carried little more than a raincoat and a bottle of water. But as police began wielding pepper spray and batons, the 20-year-old insurance agent has donned a hard hat and home-made body armour -- symbols of a new and dangerous phase.

  • 21/10/2014 06:12

    Pistorius to learn sentence for killing girlfriend

    South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday learns his sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, bringing an end to a seven-month trial that gripped the nation.

  • 21/10/2014 10:33

    India suspends future tours to West Indies

    India's cricket chiefs on Tuesday suspended future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision last week to abandon their visit to India.

  • 21/10/2014 08:51

    City face CSKA behind closed doors, Guardiola returns to Rome

    Manchester City continue their search for a first Champions League win this season when they face CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, while Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are among the sides in action elsewhere.

  • 21/10/2014 08:16

    Sound of silence no boost to Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said playing in an empty stadium won't help his side when they travel to Russia for their potentially decisive Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.

  • 21/10/2014 08:12

    Bayern promised red-hot welcome at Roma

    Roma coach Rudi Garcia has promised Bayern Munich a red-hot welcome when the Bundesliga giants arrive in the Italian capital looking to spoil the Giallorossi's great start to the Champions League.

  • 21/10/2014 06:31

    Steelers rally for win over Texans

    The Pittsburgh Steelers rallied in quick-fire fashion on Monday, scoring 24 points in less than three minutes en route to a 30-23 NFL victory over Houston.