Agence France-Presse

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Agence France-Presse (AFP), based in Paris, France, is the world's oldest international news agency. With bureaus around the world, it works around the clock collecting and transmitting news in six languages. It also covers financial news for Europe and Asia. AFP has over 100 bureaus supplying news, photos, graphics, and video clips to broadcasters, newspapers, and businesses. Top competitors are Associated Press, Reuters, and UPI. [1] [2]


Key people: [3]


Coverage is organized around five regions: [4]

North America9 bureaus HQ: Washington, DC, U.S.
Latin America21 bureaus HQ: Montevideo, Uruguay
Asia-Pacific 25 bureaus HQ: Hong Kong, China
Europe-Africa36 European and 16 African bureausHQ: Paris, France
Middle East 9 bureaus HQ: Nicosia, Cyprus

Contact details

France headquarters:
13, Place de la Bourse
75002 Paris, France
Phone: +33-1-40-41-46-46
Fax: +33-1-40-46-32

Washington DC - U. S.:
Southern Railway Building
1500 K Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington DC, 20005
Phone: (202) 289-0700
Fax: (202) 414-0525


  1. Agence France-Presse Profile, Hoovers, accessed December 2007.
  2. AFP / In Brief, Agence France-Presse, accessed December 2007.
  3. Agence France-Presse Key People, Hoovers, accessed December 2007.
  4. AFP Worldwide, Agence France-Presse, accessed December 2007.