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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.

Prince Harry joins photobomb craze

Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of acclaimed New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens at the Commonwealth Games.

  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
  • 29/07/2014 06:40

    Prince Harry joins photobomb craze

    Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of acclaimed New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens at the Commonwealth Games.

  • 29/07/2014 04:39

    Zaha gets a nod for Man United, Rafael sent home

    Wilfried Zaha will start at striker in the second half of Manchester United's friendly Tuesday against Inter Milan while back Rafael da Silva has returned to England with a groin injury.

  • 29/07/2014 04:16

    Australia's swimmers look to go out with a splash

    Australia's swimmers will be bidding to go out with a splash by sweeping the relay events on the final day in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, as Canada's Damian Warner closes in on decathlon gold.

  • 29/07/2014 02:22

    Cameron vows to 'put British first' in battle for vote

    Britain's prime minister announced new measures to cut immigration on Tuesday in a bid to lure voters from eurosceptic rivals 10 months from a general election.

  • 29/07/2014 02:16

    Pietersen signs for Melbourne in Big Bash League

    England outcast Kevin Pietersen will make a long-awaited appearance in this season's Big Bash League in Australia after signing a two-year deal with the Melbourne Stars.

  • 29/07/2014 04:53

    Russia sanctions may undermine EU's recovery

    The EU is expected to take the plunge Tuesday and impose tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, but the measures could hit its own struggling economy -- especially should Moscow reply in kind.

  • 29/07/2014 04:21

    China, Japan and Russia zero in on Latin America

    The leaders of China, Russia and Japan all descended on Latin America in recent weeks, jostling with the United States to increase their influence, invest and tap into resource-rich markets.

  • 29/07/2014 00:39

    Airbnb woos business travelers

    Airbnb on Monday set out to woo business travelers to its service that lets people turn unused rooms in homes into de facto hotel space.

  • 28/07/2014 23:00

    Airbus cancels order for six A380s from Skymark

    Airbus has cancelled an order for six A380 superjumbos from Skymark Airlines because the Japanese company is facing financial difficulties, French daily Les Echos reported on Monday.

  • 28/07/2014 22:09

    France wages 'peach war' on Spanish imports

    France is stepping up cargo checks on trucks carrying fruit over the border from Spain in what is increasingly looking like a "peach war" between the EU neighbours.

  • 29/07/2014 03:02

    An Italian win in Tour de France is good for Kazakhstan

    Hollywood unleashed Borat on Kazakhstan's image, so the oil-rich Central Asian nation hit back with Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali and it believes his Tour de France victory helps put the record straight.

  • 29/07/2014 02:41

    Rafa, Novak back in charge, says number 5 Berdych

    Fifth-ranked Tomas Berdych, hoping to crack the top four in men's tennis for years, says Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their stranglehold at the top despite Stanislas Wawrinka's shock Australian Open title.

  • 29/07/2014 01:39

    Serena says woozy Wimbledon finish due to virus

    Top-ranked Serena Williams, in her first tournament since looking weak in a disturbing Wimbledon exit, said her weariness was caused by a virus that had her bed-ridden for three days.

  • 29/07/2014 00:05

    US judge approves Clippers sale to ex Microsoft CEO

    A California judge on Monday gave the go-ahead to the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, ruling that embattled owned Donald Sterling could not block the move.

  • 28/07/2014 23:01

    Jamaican Bailey-Cole wins men's 100m

    Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole won men's 100m athletics gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.