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AFP joins Inter American Press Association board of directors

Maria Lorente, AFP bureau chief for Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Asuncion (Paraguay), was elected to the board of directors of the Inter American Press Association for 2020-23, during the 76th general assembly of an organisation that brings together the heads of the main Latin American press groupings and United States media.

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AFP special envoys tell the human story of the Nagorno-Karabakh war

When heavy fighting pitted Azerbaijani soldiers against Armenian-backed separatists from Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27, AFP was the only agency to send multimedia teams of special envoys – photographers, videojournalists and text reporters – from Moscow, Paris, Istanbul and Beirut to both sides of the front line. They reported from the cellars of the Karabakh capital Stepanakert, the ruined streets of Azerbaijan’s second city Gandja, and from the roads where civilians were fleeing the bombardments.

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