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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.

British activist braces for Thai libel trial

A British activist will go on trial in Thailand Tuesday for defamation, facing a possible jail term after his investigation into alleged labour abuses in the kingdom's food industry.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23

    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.



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
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 01/09/2014 09:05

    British activist braces for Thai libel trial

    A British activist will go on trial in Thailand Tuesday for defamation, facing a possible jail term after his investigation into alleged labour abuses in the kingdom's food industry.

  • 01/09/2014 03:18

    CaixaBank to buy Barclays Spain operations

    Spain's third-biggest bank by capitalisation CaixaBank is to buy Barclays' Spanish operations for £800 million ($1.1 billion) as the British bank undergoes major restructuring, Barclays said.

  • 01/09/2014 02:56

    Arsenal boss Wenger jumps to mis-firing Sanogo's defence

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted Yaya Sanogo's struggles in front of goal are becoming an increasing problem, but refused to offer any guarantees he will delve into the transfer market for a new striker.

  • 01/09/2014 02:49

    British Conservative lawmakers may push for EU exit: report

    Conservative lawmakers could pledge to support Britain leaving the European Union, irrespective of what powers are returned to London from Brussels, newspaper The Independent reports.

  • 01/09/2014 02:37

    Liverpool are back to their best, says Rodgers

    Brendan Rodgers warned Liverpool's title rivals that his team are back in the groove after they marked Mario Balotelli's debut with a scintillating 3-0 win at Tottenham.

  • 01/09/2014 05:32

    Googling yourself hurts, says Miley Cyrus

    Pop diva Miley Cyrus has opened up to Australian television about her life, saying Googling yourself is bad for your brain and Elvis was a "twerker".

  • 01/09/2014 03:32

    Apparent Hollywood hack attack nabs stars' nude pix

    Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported.

  • 31/08/2014 21:57

    'Guardians' on top as North America box office slumps

    Science-fiction superhero flick "Guardians of the Galaxy" was on course to claim top spot at the North American box office this weekend as the worst summer blockbuster season in nearly a decade limps to a close.

  • 31/08/2014 20:54

    Tales of war, genocide darken Venice film fest

    The race for the Golden Lion in Venice took a dark turn on Sunday with stories of war and genocide including an ambitious tale that has drawn death threats for German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin.

  • 31/08/2014 13:27

    Cross-dressing baddy steals the show in 'Box Trolls'

    In a town called Cheesebridge live the box trolls, creatures which emerge by night and are said to snatch children in Laika's latest 3D stop-motion animated movie, premiering at the Venice film festival.

  • 01/09/2014 08:55

    Wallaby McCabe's triple neck-break sparks prevention call

    Experts have warned rugby players not to rely on neck-braces to stop spinal injuries but to focus on prevention as concerns grow over increasingly heavy collisions following the three neck fractures suffered by Australia's Pat McCabe.

  • 01/09/2014 08:38

    Six arrested as Malaysian football fans riot

    Six people were arrested after football fans rioted and torched a police car in Malaysia before being dispersed by tear gas and baton-charges, an official said on Monday.

  • 01/09/2014 08:21

    Federer to return to Brisbane International

    Grand Slam record-holder Roger Federer will return to play next year's Brisbane International as he warms up for a tilt at his fifth Australian Open title, organisers said Monday.

  • 01/09/2014 08:18

    Stewart crashes out in auto racing return

    Tony Stewart crashed halfway through the NASCAR race and finished 41st in his first time back since he struck and killed a fellow driver in a dirt-track race.

  • 01/09/2014 04:56

    Ernst edges Kim to win first LPGA title

    American Austin Ernst sank a short par putt on the 18th hole to defeat Kim In-Kyung in a playoff to capture the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic.