Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse (AFP), the successor to the French news agency established by Charles Havas in 1835, is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious of the global news agencies created during the 19th century. Their purpose then, as now, was to gather news from around the world and sell or distribute it for printing, broadcasting, or other dissemination in newspapers, radio, television, and other media, as well as non-media clients in the financial, economic, and political realms. AFP is generally ranked third after Thomson Reuters (headquartered in Toronto, Canada) and Associated Press (AP, headquartered in New York).

In 2018, AFP claimed an extensive range and number of bureaus, with operations in 151 countries. Although the statistics may not be precisely comparable to those ...

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