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IN THE AIR – 12.02.2016

The pope strikes a pose in Havana

SYRIA – 27.04.2016

Airstrikes in Aleppo

FRANCE – 10.07.2016

Deschamps consoles Griezmann

US – 10.11.2016

Obama and Trump in the Oval Office

BRAZIL – 17.08.2016

Olympic badminton match

FRANCE – 14.05.2016

Blake Lively at the Cannes Film Festival

GABON – 02.09.2016

Funerals after riots in Libreville

SPACE – 30.09.2016

Timeline of the Rosetta and Philae missions

NORTH KOREA – 22.09.2016

In the Pyongyang metro

Editorial

Verification and innovation: The two key planks of our strategy.

Emmanuel HOOG

Chairman

It is now an established fact that the emergence of social media has revolutionised journalism in recent years. But a new phenomenon has spread quickly over the past year: the rise of misinformation, lies and counter-truths disseminated by websites, publications and networks disguised as information tools. We are in the era of “fake news”.

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2016 in brief

01/20

		            	

Exclusive interview with the son of the “lion of Panjshir”

AFP secured an exclusive interview at the beginning of September with Ahmad Massoud, son of the late commander Massoud. From his family home in the north of Kabul, he urged France to “stay strong” in the face of terrorism in a country that is “the centre of democracy and freedom.”

Ⓒ Wakil KOHSAR / AFP


		            	

Death of “Don Neto”

AFP’s Mexican staff member Ernesto Navarrete y Salazar, known as “Don Neto” and a bullfighting expert, died the day before his 98th birthday on November 4 in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. He was the oldest staffer at AFP and probably the oldest journalist in the world still in active service.

© Ronaldo SCHEMIDT / AFP


		            	

Exclusive video of the dismantling of a potential terror cell in Brazil

On July 21, the Agency broadcast two exclusive videos of the dismantling in Brazil of a cell suspected of planning to carry out attacks on the Rio Olympics in the name of the Islamic State group.

Ⓒ AFPTV


		            	

Aris Messinis on the “special correspondent” programme

Aris Messinis, chief photographer in AFP’s Athens bureau, inaugurated the “black room” section of the “special correspondent” programme on France 2 television on Thursday, September 29. This new programme showcases the work of prominent news photographers.

Ⓒ France Télévisions


		            	

Exclusive interview with Christine Lagarde

The Washington bureau secured an exclusive interview (text, video, photo) with Christine Lagarde on July 6. The comments by the IMF chief were eagerly anticipated as the finance world ponders the consequences of Brexit and fears a new crisis.

Ⓒ Paul J. RICHARDS / AFP


		            	

After Trump’s victory, Obama’s national security advisor speaks to AFP

In an exclusive AFP interview on November 14, Susan Rice, National Security Advisor in the Obama administration, said that American allies with a mutual defence treaty could rely on the United States during a Trump presidency.

Ⓒ Saul LOEB / AFP


		            	

Noelia, the teacher who moved the whole world

A feature on the “beautiful story” of Noelia Garella, the first preschool teacher with Down’s Syndrome in Argentina and probably one of only a handful worldwide, was broadly picked up in the international media, from The Independent and Vanity Fair to The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Thanh Nien.

Ⓒ Florence Goisnard,
Ivan Pisarenko / AFPTV / AFP


		            	

Exceptional coverage from Raqa and Fallujah

On May 25, AFP teams covered the near-simultaneous offensives against the Islamic State group in Raqa (Syria) and Fallujah (Iraq). The exclusive photos and videos of American special forces supporting the operation carried out by the Arab-Kurdish coalition were heavily picked up in major international media.

Ⓒ Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP


		            	

First display of AFP photos in Pakistan

From October 24 to November 21, the Lok Virsa museum in Islamabad hosted the exhibition “Pakistan: Sustaining Development – Human Stories Through Photography.” A first for AFP in Pakistan, this exhibition illustrated — via 102 photos — the work done by the UN and its partners in terms of education, the fight against injustice, poverty and climate change.

Ⓒ A. MAJEED / AFP


		            	

A World Cup of 48 teams and over several countries

In an exclusive interview with AFP, FIFA President Gianni Infantino defended the idea of a World Cup of 48 teams from 2026. He called for the organisation of such an extraordinary World Cup to be spread over several countries.

Ⓒ Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP


		            	

Between the lines

On November 21, AFP, the French education ministry and the association “Entre les lignes” (“Between the lines”), signed a three-year partnership agreement to improve knowledge about media and information. The Agency has shown its commitment to the project by offering technical resources and AFP journalists have also taken part in the training.

Ⓒ Philippe DEVERNAY / MENESR


		            	

AFP newsroom “votes Trump”

AFP journalists from around the world voted for the most influential person of 2016 and the winner was Donald Trump, who came just ahead of Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the survey of 30 pre-selected people in the news.

Ⓒ Saul LOEB / AFP


		            	

9th edition of the Congress for Journalism

AFP again participated in the Congress for Journalism which took place in Tours from 9 to 11 March, 2016. Head of sport Didier Lauras took part in a roundtable discussion on “What is the price of Sports News?” Eric Lagneau, AFP journalist and media researcher, was a member of the jury for this 9th edition.

Ⓒ Frederic J. BROWN / AFP


		            	

Coalition to fight Fake News

The “First Draft” network, set up in September 2016 and supported by Google, brings together 80 partners, including AFP. The aim is to draw attention to the battle against misinformation and each partner contributes by sharing Best Practice and helping to develop tools and training.


		            	

A hive of activity

The AFP Works Council, in conjunction with the French Beekeepers’ Association, has installed three beehives on the roof of the AFP headquarters building in Paris. The Agency is helping to balance the ecosystem and, in addition, AFP staff can buy the honey from the Works Council!

Ⓒ Eric FEFERBERG / AFP


		            	

Aurore, the AFP intranet, is born on March 8, 2016

By launching its intranet, named Aurore, AFP now has now all information about Agency life and its staff in one place. This professional tool was designed to be simple, efficient and reliable. With its rich content provided by several different contributors and a smooth operating interface, it is quick and easy to navigate.


		            	

Two AFP journalists at the Deauville Women’s Forum

Virginie Grognou from the Lille bureau and Jurgen Hecker from the English desk took part in two debates during the 12th edition of the Women’s Forum. The first was about reporting the migrant crisis often with too negative an angle. The second was about what Trump’s election means for women.


		            	

Google’s innovation fund Digital News Initiative picks AFP Interactive

This platform brings together AFP’s interactive graphics for all its clients. Hosted by AFP, the graphics can be integrated on all platforms in a “responsive” way. This project, which relies on the experience of AFP’s graphics team, underscores the importance of datajournalism in the AFP newsroom.


		            	

AFP teams up with the Alliance Française

This year, AFP has worked on several projects with the Alliance Française foundation. On July 5, there was a conference and debate entitled: “Pushing the boundaries: sport photography at AFP, at the cutting edge of innovation.” The Agency also took part in the annual meeting of Alliance Française in Europe in Madrid between 18 and 20 November.


		            	

Handicaps and “White butterflies”

For the fourth year running, AFP took part in the European Disabled Employment Week in November. We also hosted the disabled association “Papillons Blancs” (White Butterflies) for a photo exhibition and a visit to the newsroom. Since 2012, the Agency has had a proactive policy for employing people with disabilities.

Ⓒ Olivier MORIN / AFP

Prize and awards

Sameer AL-DOUMY

World Press PhotoFirst Prize in the Spot News Stories category

30 October 2015 ‒ Douma, Syria

Karam AL-MASRI

Days JapanSpecial Jury Prize

Istanbul Photo AwardsThird Prize in the Story News category

14 March 2015 ‒ Aleppo, Syria

Karam AL-MASRI

Prix VarenneGrand Prix in the photojournalism category

22 January 2016 ‒ Aleppo, Syria

Christophe ARCHAMBAULT

CHIPPSecond Prize in the News category

Days JapanSpecial Jury Prize

14 May 2015 ‒ Thailand

Bijo BURO

Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Award First Prize

15 March 2009 ‒ Guwahati, India

Noel CELIS

Prix VarenneVarenne Nikon International Photo Prize

30 July 2016 - Manila, Philippines

Noel CELIS

2016 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarHonorable Mention in the News Picture Story category

9 October 2016 - Manila, Philippines

Yasuyoshi CHIBA

POYIFirst Prize in the Portrait category

3 December 2015 - Monte Santo, Brazil

Fabrice COFFRINI

Swiss Press PhotoThird place in the Sport 2016 category

26 September 2015 - Moleson, Switzerland

Adrian DENNIS

Sport Journalist’s AssociationFirst Prize in the Sports Portfolio category

24 August 2015 - Beijing, China

Abd DOUMANY

Istanbul Photo Awards / Days JapanThird Prize in the Single News  category / Third Prize

POYIAward of Excellence in the News Picture Story category

22 August 2015 - Douma, Syria

Abd DOUMANY

Istanbul Photo AwardsThe Photo of the Year

2 February 2015 - Douma, Syria

Abd DOUMANY

POYIFirst Place in the Spot News category

NPPAThird Place in the International News category

12 August 2015 - Douma, Syria

Abd DOUMANY

NPPAHonorable Mention in the International News Pictures Story category

24 October 2016 - Douma, Syria

Abd DOUMANY

World Press PhotoSecond Prize in the General News Story category

7 November 2015 - Douma, Syria

Abd DOUMANY

Istanbul Photo AwardsSecond Prize in the General News category

24 August 2015 - Douma, Syria

Johannes EISELE

POYIFirst Prize in the Recreational Sports category

8 July 2015 - Khui Doloon Khudag, Mongolia

Valéry HACHE

Bayeux-Calvados photo awardViewpoint of a 15-year-old

17 July 2016 - Nice, France

Bülent KILIC

2016 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarHonorable Mention Feature 

8 April 2016 - Idomeni, Greece

Bülent KILIC

World Press PhotoThird Prize in the Spot News Stories  category

14 June 2015 - Akcakale, Turkey

Jean-Philippe KSIAZEK

2016 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarFirst Place in the Spot News category

26 May 2016 - Lyon, France

Kyrill KUDRYAVTSEV

CHIPPSilver Prize in the Sports News category

13 March 2015 - Kontiolahti, Finland

Saul LOEB

2016 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarThird Prize in the Feature

1st November 2016 - Columbus, USA

Saul LOEB

WHNPAAward of excellence in the On Capitol Hill category

29 October 2015 - Washington DC, USA

Marco LONGARI

2016 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarHonorable Mention in the Spot News category

4 October 2016 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Philippe LOPEZ

POYIAward of Excellence Feature Picture 

29 April 2015 - Kathmandu, Nepal

John MACDOUGALL

RückblendeSecond Prize

7 January 2015 - Berlin, Germany

Aris MESSINIS

Visa pour l’imageVisa d’or News

2 October 2015 - Lesbos, Greece

Aris MESSINIS

2016 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarFirst Prize in the News Picture Story category

3 October 2016 - Lybian coast

Aris MESSINIS

2016 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarSecond Prize in the Spot News category

3 October 2016 - Libyan coast

Abbas MOMAMI

POYIAward of Excellence in the Spot News category

NPPAHonorable Mention in the International News category

28 August 2015 - Nabi Saleh, Palestinian Territories

Joël SAGET

NPPAHonorable Mention in the General News category

15 November 2015 - Paris, France

Roberto SCHMIDT

World Press Photo Second Prize in the Spot News stories category

CHIPPGold prize in the Disaster and Disease News category

25 April 2015 - Mount Everest, Nepal

Ye Aung THU

Myanmar National Press AwardBest Photo of the Year

11 August 2015 - Hinthada, Burma

Will VASSILOPOULOS

Rory PeckNews

16 January 2016 - Agathonisi, Greece

Jim WATSON

WHNPASecond Place in the Sports Action category 

23 July 2015 - Toronto, Canada

Key Statistics

AFP

2 296

staff

1 513

journalists

201

bureaux

151

countries

80

nationalities

6

working languages
(French, English, German, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese)

Products and turnover 1/2

49%

PHOTOS, VIDEOS, WEB

DEtail

4%

Technical and other products

9%

VIDEO

9%

ONLINE AND MOBILE

27%

PHOTO

Turnover

5 000 STORIES

3 000 PHOTOS

250 VIDEOS

75 GRAPHICS

/ DAY

150 VIDEOGRAPHICS

/ YEAR

51%

TEXT

Products and turnover 2/2

58,2%

INTERNATIONALLY

Detail

1,8%

AFRICA 3M€

3.6%

LATIN AMERICA 6 M€

7,6%

NORTH AMERICA 13 M€

8%

MIDDLE EAST 14 M€

13%

ASIA 22 M€

24,2%

EUROPE 41 M€

300,5 M/€

Turnover in 2016

41,8%

IN FRANCE

AFP TV

2600

live videos in 2016

215

hours of live videos per month

170

video production centres

+13%

video sales growth in 2016

X2

production of live video doubled in 2016

X3

Rory Peck awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016

AFP Sports

156

specialised journalists

30%

of global text output

16%

of video production

43%

of photographs distributed worldwide

430

sports photos produced in 2016

6,6

M/€
in revenue generated by SID in 2016

Clients worldwide

4%

DIGITAL

13%

COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS

20%

AGENCIES AND REDISTRIBUTION

4827

Clients
worldwide

63%

Media and journalist staff

26% Non-Media
74% Media
Financial Communication (in € M at real rate)
31/12/2012 31/12/2013 31/12/2014 31/12/2015 31/12/2016
OPERATING MARGIN Self-financing capacity NET PROFIT INVESTMENTS

Renewal/Evolution

Renovation of headquarters

Editorial System

Video Development

Social networks on 20/04/2017

+40% FOLLOWERS IN 2016

1.069.339

followers
of our
English
account

2.590.367

followers
of our
French
account

374.857

followers
of our
English
account

540.812

followers
of our
French
account

129.763

followers
of our
English
account

118.231

followers
of our
French
account

25.543

followers

260.000

followers

3.831

followers

156.562

followers

234.991

followers
of our
English
account

99.950

followers
of our
French
account

Contributors

Sameer AL-DOUMY Photographer Karam AL-MASRI Photographer Vincent AMALVY Sales and Marketing Management Amandine AMBREGNI Deputy head of the Social Media Unit Christophe ARCHAMBAULT Photographer Boris BACHORZ Regional Director Africa Grégory BERTHELOT Deputy Managing Director and Financial Director Alain BOMMENEL Head of the Graphics and Innovation Service Manager Biju BORO Photographer Christine BUHAGIAR Regional Director Europe Caroline BULCKE Communication Officer Anne CALCHERA Deputy Financial Director Noel CELIS Photographer Christian CHAISE Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Phil CHETWYND Global Editor-in-Chief Yasuyoshi CHIBA Photographer Fabrice COFFRINI Photographer Aurélie COLLARD Social Relations Officer Isabelle CONCU HR Manager Anne DELY Purchasing Manager Adrian DENNIS Photographer Jon DILLON AFP-Services Managing Director Vincent DROUIN Adjoint à la Cheffe du Département de la Documentation Multimédia Johannes EISELE Photographer Marielle EUDES Director for editorial careers and development Stéphane GUÉRILLOT Director of AFP Blue Valéry HACHE Photo Reporter Olivia HICKS Company Doctor Juliette HOLLIER-LAROUSSE Regional Director Latin America Emmanuel HOOG Chairman Sophie HUET Deputy News Director Hélène JOUAN Head of the press review at France Inter Sammy KETZ Directeur du Bureau de Beyrouth Bülent KILIC Photographer Francis Kohn Photo Director Jean-Philippe KSIAZEK Photo Reporter Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV Photographer Fabrice Lacroix Managing Director Didier LAURAS Head of Sport Philippe Le Blon Human Resources Director Anne LE COZ Head of the Multimedia Archives Service Departement Manager Grégoire LEMARCHAND Deputy Global Editor-in-Chief, Social Network Editor Michèle Léridon Global News Director Saul LOEB Photographer Marco LONGARI Head of AFP Photo for Africa Philippe LOPEZ Photographer John MACDOUGALL Photographer Stéphane Marcovitch Director of Sales and Marketing Philippe MASSONNET Regional Director Asia-Pacific Karim MENASRIA Events Coordination and Logistics Manager Aris MESSINIS Photographer David MILLIKIN Regional Director North America Pascale MOLLARD-CHENEBENOÎT Science Journalist Abbas MOMANI Photographer Jade MONTANE Website Manager Rana MOUSSAOUI Beirut Deputy Bureau Chief Philippe ONILLON Regional Director France Caroline Raveton Director of IT Systems Joël SAGET Photographer Coline SALLOIS Communication Officer Christophe SCHMIDT Deputy News Director Roberto SCHMIDT Photographer Philippe SENSI Deputy IT Systems Director Emmanuel SÉROT Journalist Yves TASSEL AFP TV Technical Executive Juliette THIEBAULT Head of Corporate and Contents Legal Ye Aung THU Photographer Marie-Noëlle VALLÈS Video Director Will VASSILOPOULOS Video Journalist Anne-Sophie VILLAIN Deputy Human Resources Director Sylvie VORMUS Director of Communications and Corporate Brand Christophe Walter-Petit Legal Director Jim WATSON Photographer Eric WISHART Special advisor to the Global News Director