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Launch of the international photo department

AFP Photo Services 1985© AFP ...

Increase in news production volume

to 600,000 in 1975. 1985© AFPA teleprinter in the AFP newsroom (photo taken in 1996) ...

AFP journalist Patrick Meney wins the Albert Londres Prize

Patrick Meney, AFP journalist for the Moscow bureau, obtains an award for his series of articles ...

Real time data delivery

analog telephone lines and teleprints photos in real time. This system has no equal anywhere in the ... world. However, it is only as fast as the analog network on which it depends. 1981© AFPBelinograph ... Sytin (Système de transmission d'images numérisées) transmits digital images over ordinary ...

Munich Olympics

AFP announces the death of the Israeli hostages one hour before all others. 1972,9,6©AFP ...


the American satellite Early Bird going into orbit over the Atlantic Ocean between France and the ... AFP effects its first satellite news transmission. 1971© AFPA photomontage dated May 1965 shows ...

Launch of the Arabic service

Discover AFP’s Arabic site 1969 ...

The AFP Statute

The French Parliament adopts the AFP Statute, guaranteeing its editorial independence, global ... presence and financial autonomy. The CEO is now elected by a Board of Directors. 1957,1,10©AFP ...

Jean Marin

Jean Marin is appointed CEO. After the vote of the Agence France-Presse Statute in January 1957, ...

Stalin's death: the first scoop

The death of Joseph Stalin, on March 5, 1953, brings AFP a global scoop that will leave its mark ... on the fledgling Agency’s history. At the time, foreign journalists in Moscow are unable to instantly ... transmit news in real time because of the regime’s censorship. AFP, however, was constantly monitoring ...

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