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AFP's Bulent Kilic chosen as «Photographer of the year 2014» by The Guardian magazine

The Guardian picture desk has chosen Turkish photographer Bulent Kilic, of AFP, as the hotly contested agency photographer of the year. Here’s a look back over 2014 through his lens, showing unrest in Ukraine, the refugee crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border and the harrowing MH17 air crash.

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AFP-INFOPLUM wins Outstanding New Product Award at Asian Digital Media Conference

The Football (Soccer) Data Cube, a responsive html application covering football (soccer) competitions including the recent World Cup, won a Gold Award for the Outstanding New Product Category of the year at the Asian Digital Media Awards 2014 organized by WAN-IFRA in Singapore on November 18.

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AFP photographer Bulent Kilic receives four distinctions at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar photo

The Best Portfolio category
First Place – Bulent Kilic / Agence France-Presse

http://www.photojournalism.org/contest/winners/2014/best-portfolio/

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First Place – Bulent Kilic / Agence France-Presse
Honorable Mention – Bulent Kilic / Agence France-Presse

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The African Fact-Checking Awards

The AFP Foundation, the non-profit media training arm of the AFP news agency, will unveil – at a meeting of senior figures from the African media industry in Nairobi on the evening of Friday 14 November – the names of the winner and two runners up the first ever African Fact-Checking Awards.

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AFP wins the Bayeux-Calvados Photo award for war correspondents

AFP photographer Mohammed Al-Shaikh and the BBC's Lyse Doucet were among the winners at the annual Bayeux-Calvados awards for war correspondents announced on Saturday in Bayeux, northwestern France.


Three of the seven prizes went to coverage of the conflict in Syria, where a devastating civil war has raged for the past three and a half years.

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