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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.

Portugal boosts govt's TAP airline stake to 50%

Portugal's new Socialist government said Saturday it had boosted its stake in national airline TAP to 50 percent from 39 percent in line with an election pledge of re-nationalisation.

  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
  • 06/02/2016 11:32

    Turkish border crossing closed as Syrians flee govt offensive

    Turkey was preparing Saturday for a new influx of refugees fleeing a major offensive by Syria's Russian-backed regime, with tens of thousands of Syrians camped out near a closed border crossing.

  • 06/02/2016 10:58

    North Korea 'advances plans to launch rocket': media

    North Korea says it has brought forward plans to launch a rocket and the event could now occur as early as Sunday, Japanese media reported.

  • 06/02/2016 10:40

    101 die in Nigeria from Lassa fever outbreak

    A growing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 101 people, as West Africa battles to contain a flare up of the virus, according to data from the nation's health authorities released Saturday.

  • 06/02/2016 09:47

    UN rights chief in Sri Lanka for talks over war crimes

    The United Nations' human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein began his first visit to Sri Lanka Saturday to gauge the island's progress in investigating allegations troops committed atrocities during a prolonged civil war.

  • 06/02/2016 09:17

    Turkmen leader sacks key aide amid graft charges

    Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has sacked his administration chief, complaining of corruption and mismanagement, state television said Saturday, as economic troubles begin to mount in the isolated Central Asian state.