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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.

Turkey hosts Internet forum despite 'abysmal' web freedom record

Turkey on Tuesday began hosting a major UN-backed forum on Internet governance despite criticism of its "abysmal" record for limiting Internet rights.

  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
  • 02/09/2014 18:59

    French finance minister hints at cut in 2015 savings target

    France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Tuesday hinted that the country's much-vaunted aim to cut 21 billion euros ($28 billion) in public spending next year could be in jeopardy due to low inflation.

  • 02/09/2014 17:04

    US manufacturing sector gained in August

    Activity in the US manufacturing sector picked up pace in August, to its best level since August 2011, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.

  • 02/09/2014 16:56

    Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar

    Dollar General on Tuesday sweetened its bid to acquire Family Dollar and threatened to launch a hostile takeover campaign in the latest twist in a bidding war among discount retailers.

  • 02/09/2014 16:09

    Bezos names new publisher at Washington Post

    The Washington Post has a new publisher, owner Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday in his latest move to reshape the prestigious daily for the digital era,

  • 02/09/2014 16:01

    Halliburton pays $1.1 bn for Gulf of Mexico BP spill

    Oil services company Halliburton said Monday it would pay a $1.1 billion settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States' worst-ever oil spill.

  • 02/09/2014 17:55

    Romance blossoms between German, French leaders in TV film

    Imagine the president of France bringing the German chancellor croissants for breakfast after an all-night summit between the sheets.

  • 02/09/2014 08:44

    Venice buzzes with new film financing initiative

    Gripped by film festival fever, international investors are hunting for the next groundbreaking stories and rising-star directors -- and they're in luck, for far from the crush at festivals like Toronto, Venice has launched a unique initiative.

  • 01/09/2014 17:48

    Frances McDormand feted in Venice as HBO series premiers

    The Venice film festival feted the career of Frances McDormand Monday, the Oscar winning actress of "Fargo" fame, ahead of the premier of a new HBO mini-series she called the culmination of her life's work.

  • 01/09/2014 05:32

    Googling yourself hurts, says Miley Cyrus

    Pop diva Miley Cyrus has opened up to Australian television about her life, saying Googling yourself is bad for your brain and Elvis was a "twerker".

  • 01/09/2014 03:32

    Apparent Hollywood hack attack nabs stars' nude pix

    Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported.