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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.

Hughes named in GB team for World Championships in Beijing

Olympic champions Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford along with new discovery Zharnel Hughes are in the GB team for the World Champions ships in Beijing from August 22-30, announced on Tuesday.

  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
  • 28/07/2015 08:09

    Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by IS' in Syria

    Australian public broadcaster SBS Tuesday defended a reality show where participants were shot at by Islamic State militants in Syria as part of a trip retracing refugees' journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations.

  • 28/07/2015 06:19

    From jail to MTV, Pyongyang: 30 years of provocative Slovenia art

    Hitler sporting a Karl Marx beard and a swastika formed with axes are just some of the provocative pieces starring at the first show ever by Slovenia's shock art collective, NSK.

  • 28/07/2015 01:42

    'Ant-Man' tops North American box office

    Marvel action flick "Ant-Man" kept its perch atop the US box office over the weekend, edging out retro videogame comedy "Pixels" in North American ticket sales, industry data showed Monday.

  • 28/07/2015 00:36

    Vic Firth, drumstick pioneer, dead at 85

    Vic Firth, who revolutionized drumsticks and became a household name for generations of percussionists after growing fed up with lackluster quality, has died, his company announced Monday. He was 85.

  • 27/07/2015 09:48

    Japanese fans stake out wedding of 'Korean Wave' star

    Scores of middle-aged Japanese women converged on a major Seoul hotel Monday, hoping for a glimpse of their favourite South Korean TV drama star on his wedding day.