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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.

Stade Francais and Bordeaux set for Top 14 thriller

Stade Francais entertain Bordeaux-Begles in what promises to be an exciting and high-scoring affair in the French capital on 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
  • 01/11/2014 03:47

    Celtic boss aims to develop young talent

    Celtic boss Ronny Deila hopes the Scottish champions can become a magnet for the best young talent in Europe.

  • 01/11/2014 03:09

    Arsenal face fight to catch Premier League leaders, says Wenger

    Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal stars they can't afford to lose any more ground in the Premier League title race if they want to overhaul leaders Chelsea.

  • 31/10/2014 23:56

    Nothing to envy for Van Gaal in City squad

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said he is not jealous of defending champions Premier League champions' Manchester City's squad as the Dutchman prepares for his first derby match in English football.

  • 31/10/2014 23:25

    Jerome brace gets Norwich back on track

    Norwich striker Cameron Jerome struck twice to seal a 2-1 win over Bolton that put his side's Championship promotion challenge back on track on Friday.

  • 31/10/2014 22:31

    Olympic champion Wilson retires

    The British shooter who was coached to an Olympic gold medal by a member of the Dubai royal family has retired, it was announced Friday.

  • 31/10/2014 19:52

    Instagram bans US comedienne's topless Putin jab

    US comedienne Chelsea Handler is fighting with Instagram after it took down a topless picture she posted looking similar to a famous shirtless picture of Russian President Vladmir Putin on horseback.

  • 31/10/2014 06:33

    Philippine star rides dictator's coattails to West End

    The extraordinary road to the West End for the Philippines' Mark Bautista began with singing boy-band covers at shopping malls and a long ride from poverty aboard a cargo ship.

  • 31/10/2014 01:58

    Court sides with Gaye family on 'Blurred Lines' feud

    The family of Marvin Gaye has won a round in a court battle over allegations that last year's blockbuster hit song "Blurred Lines" ripped off the late Motown legend's work.

  • 30/10/2014 20:30

    Dylan to release new album in 2015

    Rock legend Bob Dylan will release a new album in 2015, he has confirmed, after he unexpectedly put out a cover of a Frank Sinatra song.

  • 30/10/2014 18:34

    Conchita Wurst to serenade UN chief

    Austria's transvestite Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst will serenade UN chief Ban Ki-moon during his visit to Vienna next week, the world body announced Thursday.