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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.

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  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
  • 18/04/2014 05:50

    'Pit bull' Pistorius prosecutor shines in court

    Through his fiery cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius and mauling of expert witnesses, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel has become a global cult hero and a rare poster boy for South Africa's beleaguered public sector.

  • 18/04/2014 01:23

    Guatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet record

    Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world's longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-colored masterpiece stretching down the main avenue of the capital's historic center.

  • 17/04/2014 22:55

    Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.

  • 17/04/2014 11:59

    Amazon hit by new strikes in Germany

    Two of Amazon's key sites in Germany were the target of fresh walkouts by staff on Thursday in an long-running wage dispute.

  • 17/04/2014 07:43

    A fetish for full body suits in Japan

    By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any crowd.

  • 18/04/2014 08:08

    Strike calls expected at teacher conferences

    Representatives from the country's two biggest teachers' unions are gathering in Brighton and Birmingham for this weekend's annual conferences, which are expected to hear calls for action over pay and pensions.

  • 18/04/2014 08:00

    Rave on: Londoners re-live dancing days with kids in tow

    The bass is pumping, the lights are low and the dance floor of the club is heaving. It's the weekend and the young man is enjoying himself -- until someone steals his balloon.

  • 18/04/2014 01:26

    Britain's Labour Party hires Obama election strategist

    David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Britain's Labour Party in the run up to next year's general election, the party announced Thursday.

  • 18/04/2014 01:10

    UK and US working on tougher possible sanctions for Russia

    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday pledged an extra £1 million for a monitoring mission to Ukraine and agreed to work with US President Barack Obama on beefing up potential sanctions against Russia.

  • 17/04/2014 23:53

    Troubled Trott to 'take another break'

    England batsman Jonathan Trott is set to take another break from cricket due to the same stress issues that forced him to quit the recent Ashes series, according to a report on Thursday.

  • 18/04/2014 07:39

    Murakami's new book unveiled in Japan

    Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan on Friday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch.

  • 17/04/2014 23:18

    Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".

  • 17/04/2014 21:42

    Nigerian museum 'X-rays' Anatsui at 70

    To mark the 70th birthday of one of Africa's most accomplished living artists, a Lagos museum chose to focus on pretty much anything but El Anatsui's globally renowned work.

  • 17/04/2014 21:18

    Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

    Next year's Oscar nominees will be announced on January 15, and the show itself held on February 22 -- back to its regular slot after being held in March this year due to the winter Olympics.

  • 17/04/2014 20:12

    Egypt pulls Lebanese star's 'adults only' movie

    Egypt has suspended screenings of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe's latest movie after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative.