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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.

Death or prison: Jurors to seal Boston bomber's fate

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must face death for the attack that killed three people and wounded 254, prosecutors will argue when a court this week begins weighing up his fate.

  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
  • 19/04/2015 04:41

    Niger says 2.5 million suffering food insecurity

    More than 2.5 million people in Niger are suffering from food insecurity because of a shortfall in the cereal harvest due to bad weather and crop pests, the agriculture minister said Saturday.

  • 19/04/2015 04:09

    How China is upsetting the old global economic order

    With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built on American economic power.

  • 19/04/2015 00:51

    Big turnout on store day shows rebirth of vinyl

    Music lovers lined up for blocks and sellers reported bumper trade on Record Store Day, a sign of the rebirth of vinyl in one bright point for the long-troubled recording industry.

  • 18/04/2015 23:35

    Thousands march in Europe against US-EU free trade pact

    Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Europe on Saturday to oppose the world's biggest free trade pact between the US and European Union.

  • 18/04/2015 22:53

    Athens-Moscow to sign gas deal: Greek official

    Athens and Moscow are set to sign a deal extending a planned gas pipeline to Greece in exchange for billions in advance payment to the cash-strapped eurozone country, a Greek official told AFP Saturday, a claim denied by the Kremlin.

  • 19/04/2015 04:56

    Waratahs push boundaries to revive Super 15 season

    The New South Wales Waratahs tested the offside boundaries with spectacular results as they revived their Super 15 title defence hopes by inflicting the first defeat of the year on the Wellington Hurricanes.

  • 19/04/2015 02:43

    Castroneves captures IndyCar Long Beach pole

    Brazilian Helio Castroneves will start from pole in Sunday's IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach after a record-setting lap in final qualifying.

  • 19/04/2015 00:47

    Merritt keeps lead at RBC Heritage

    Troy Merritt shook off a double-bogey to keep his bid for a first US PGA Tour title on track Saturday at the RBC Heritage, firing a third-round 69 for a three-shot lead.

  • 18/04/2015 23:22

    Tevez on target as unstoppable Juve stun Lazio

    Carlos Tevez was again on target as Juventus put one hand on their fourth consecutive Serie A title with a commanding 2-0 win over closest challengers Lazio on Saturday.

  • 18/04/2015 22:59

    Bolt aiming to double up at World Relays

    Six-time Olympic gold track medallist Usain Bolt said Saturday he was hoping to compete for Jamaica in both the 4x100 and 4x200m at next month's IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas.