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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.

Kilts, whisky and deep-fried Mars bars?: Scottish cliches busted

Stereotypes about Scotland are legion, although few refer to the great artists, philosophers and scientists the nation has produced over the centuries of its proud history.

  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
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    At 50, Lenny Kravitz is an American in Paris. Now, after turns designing shoes and acting in "The Hunger Games", he's returned to music with a new album he says just poured out of him during shooting of the box office smash.

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    Sophia Loren, almost 80, opens life exhibit in Mexico

    Italian film legend Sophia Loren inaugurated Thursday an exhibition in Mexico showing off personal treasures including glamorous dresses, silk purses and her Oscar, to mark her upcoming 80th birthday.

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    Senators cross the aisle for US survival TV show

    Two US senators from opposing camps took their shared interest in spearfishing to the South Pacific for a reality TV show intended to teach gridlock Washington a lesson in teamwork.

  • 18/09/2014 20:51

    Hit 'Just Dance' game goes mobile Sept. 25

    Smartphone lovers will get to show off moves almost anywhere with the Sept. 25 release of a free "Just Dance Now" game tuned for mobile Internet lifestyles.

  • 18/09/2014 15:49

    Moroccan 'rancorous' rapper freed from jail

    Rapper Mouad Belghawat, a voice of Morocco's February 20 protest movement, was released from jail on Thursday after serving a four-month sentence for assaulting police.

  • 19/09/2014 09:02

    London favourite as UEFA to announce Euro 2020 hosts

    The long wait to find out who will host the 2020 European Championship -- the first time the event will be held in 13 countries simultaneously -- ends on Friday when UEFA meet in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 19/09/2014 09:01

    Wilko-less Toulon in kicking turmoil

    Defending Top 14 champions Toulon go into their sixth game of the season at Brive on Friday in the midst of a kicker crisis.

  • 19/09/2014 07:45

    Asian Games to open 'Gangnam Style'

    "Gangnam Style" singer Psy will headline the Incheon Asian Games opening ceremony Friday as one of the world's biggest sports events kicks off in a blaze of music and colour.

  • 19/09/2014 06:44

    Hur, Lewis grab early lead at Yokohama event

    Stacy Lewis and South Korea's Hur Mi-Jung share the lead after shooting bogey-free eight-under 64s on Thursday during the opening round of the LPGA Tour's Yokohama Tire Classic.

  • 19/09/2014 06:39

    Broncos look for revenge in Super Bowl rematch

    Revenge is a strong motivational tool, and less than seven months after being clobbered in Super Bowl 48, the Denver Broncos will get another crack at the league champion Seattle Seahawks.