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Laser and digital printing

First laser printing of black and white photos. From 1986, printing became digital. 1984© AFP ...

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

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 ...

Satellites

the American satellite Early Bird going into orbit over the Atlantic Ocean between France and the ...

Launch of the Arabic service

Discover AFP’s Arabic site 1969 ...

The AFP Statute

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 ... transmit news in real time because of the regime’s censorship. AFP, however, was constantly monitoring ...

The new photo service uses the Belinograph

Raimbaud and Robert Palat, who cover the Liberation of Paris. The Belinograph, invented in 1907 by Edouard ...