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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.

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with 'mild' pneumonia

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has suffered from Parkinson's Disease for three decades, was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a "mild" case of pneumonia, his spokesman said late Saturday.

  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
  • 21/12/2014 16:14

    Pakistan hangs four more militants after school attack

    Pakistan on Sunday executed four more militants after ending a six-year moratorium on the death penalty following a Taliban school attack that killed 149 people, officials said.

  • 21/12/2014 15:01

    Villarreal climb after seventh straight win

    Villarreal registered their seventh consecutive win in all competitions to move above Sevilla on goal difference into fifth in La Liga thanks to a 3-0 victory over Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

  • 20/12/2014 19:42

    ISS crew gets new ratchet -- over email

    There may be no corner hardware store at the International Space Station, but that doesn't mean the astronauts can't get what they need.

  • 20/12/2014 17:41

    Even the French turning queasy over force-fed foie gras

    Almost one out of every two French people now favour banning the force-feeding of geese and ducks to produce the national delicacy, foie gras, a survey showed.

  • 19/12/2014 19:30

    Vatican lit up by Christmas hope and love

    The Christmas lights went on at the Vatican Friday, sending out what Pope Francis described as a message of "light, hope and love" at the end of an extraordinary year for the Catholic Church.

  • 21/12/2014 17:57

    Muhammad Ali hospitalized with 'mild' pneumonia

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has suffered from Parkinson's Disease for three decades, was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a "mild" case of pneumonia, his spokesman said late Saturday.

  • 21/12/2014 17:22

    Batshuayi ensures Marseille finish year on top

    Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi repaid Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa's faith in giving him his first start by scoring the decider in the 2-1 win over Lille on Sunday to guarantee they top the table going into the New Year.

  • 21/12/2014 16:13

    Hirscher overtakes Klammer with giant slalom win

    Austria's triple overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher claimed Sunday's giant slalom in Alta Badia to overtake his legendary compatriot Franz Klammer in number of World Cup wins.

  • 21/12/2014 15:05

    Afridi to quit one-dayers after World Cup

    Dashing Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced Sunday he would retire from one-day cricket after next year's World Cup but continue to play Twenty20 until 2016.

  • 21/12/2014 12:48

    Semmering cancels World Cup skiing races

    The alpine skiing World Cup calendar was dealt a further blow Sunday as organisers in a snowless Semmering in Austria cancelled two planned women's races on December 28-29.