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  1. 2. <ul><li>AFP traces its history back to the 1835 creation of Agence Havas, the world's first international news agency. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>AFP delivers the news immediately, non-stop, worldwide, by satellite and Internet feed. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>In a world where the lines are often blurred between news, rumor, gossip and spin, AFP delivers the facts: accurate, fast, clear and balanced news. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>A team of 2,900 staff including more than 1,400 staff journalists and 700 freelancers in 165 countries. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>The world’s first news agency </li></ul><ul><li>AFP traces its history back to the 1835 creation of Agence Havas, the world’s first international news agency. </li></ul><ul><li>Reborn as Agence France-Presse </li></ul><ul><li>Journalists in the resistance seized the Paris headquarters in August 1944 as France was liberated from Nazi occupation, renaming the agency Agence France-Presse. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Deep local knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>AFP reporters have years of experience in the countries and regions they report from. </li></ul><ul><li>Regional experience </li></ul><ul><li>Each region of the world has its own teams of editors bringing their regional experience to the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Global reach </li></ul><ul><li>The service is closely coordinated by the chief editor in Paris to give AFP deep local knowledge and a global reach. </li></ul><ul><li>North America : Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Latin America : Montevideo </li></ul><ul><li>Europe Africa : Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Middle East : Nicosia </li></ul><ul><li>Asia-Pacific : HongKong </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Global reach </li></ul><ul><li>AFP delivers fast, accurate, in-depth news from every corner of the world, 24 hours a day </li></ul><ul><li>a broad range of clients </li></ul><ul><li>AFP sends the news in video, text, photographs, graphics and a pre-packaged multimedia format  to a broad range of clients: newspapers, national news wires, television and radio stations... </li></ul><ul><li>Comprensive coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Every day AFP files: 5,000 text stories in six languages, 20 television news reports, up to 3,000 photographs, 80 still and interactive graphics. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy is the absolute priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Reporters and editors check, then double-check the facts. </li></ul><ul><li>Every story, every claim is sourced. </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage is balanced. AFP gets the other side of story, always seeking a response to accusations, claims and recriminations. </li></ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><li>One-line bulletins and single sentence urgent dispatches deliver the breaking news immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Full-length news stories are updated immediately with significant developments. </li></ul><ul><li>First on the major news breaks from the Munich Olympics massacre to the death of John Paul II and the resignation of Fidel Castro. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>AFP journalists drawn from more than 80 nationalities report for a worldwide audience. In television, graphics and text, AFP uses language that is clear, direct and punchy. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>AFP covers the world with a combined 5,000 stories a day in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Arabic. </li></ul><ul><li>Other languages are offered through partner agencies including Chinese and Japanese. </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate news </li></ul><ul><li>News is delivered by satellite or Internet feed. </li></ul><ul><li>An easy-to-use service, AFP Direct, offers access to breaking news and a vast database of stories </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Fast, accurate news on everything from wars, conflicts and disasters to politics, diplomacy, crime, business and finance, sports, entertainment, fashion and the offbeat. </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking news complemented by reactions, in-depth analyses, interviews, features, profiles of the people in the news, obituaries, chronologies and fact boxes. </li></ul><ul><li>Global coverage </li></ul><ul><li>AFP journalists cover wars, conflicts, politics, science, health, the environment, technology, fashion, entertainment, the offbeat, sports and a whole lot more in text, photographs, video, graphics and online. </li></ul>