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Investiture of Donald Trump

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Election of President Macron

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Continued fighting in Raqa

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« Durban July »

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Preparations for the Oscars

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Neymar training

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F1: pit stops

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Rohingya child in a refugee camp

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Caracas riots

Editorial

2017: Building the future today

Emmanuel Hoog

Emmanuel Hoog

CEO of AFP (2010-2018)

Any human community -- but this is especially true of a company -- can only live and flourish by being based on a solid set of values but also by innovating, inventing and grasping not only the world of today but above all the world of tomorrow. In 2017, we all did this together.

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2017 in brief

01/20

The death of Javier Valdez

On May 15, 2017, our correspondent in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, Javier Valdez, 50, a drug cartel specialist, was shot to death in front of the offices of his paper Rio Doce. Global News Director Michèle Léridon praised his "extreme courage" and urged the Mexican authorities to "shed light on this cowardly assassination."

© Hector GUERRERO / AFP PHOTO

Traumatic coverage: AFP offers around-the-clock psychological support

Thanks to an agreement with Eutelmed, a company specialising in psychological counselling, AFP can offer personalised psychological support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to any of its staff involved in potentially traumatic coverage. This support is provided in around 20 languages.

Ⓒ Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP PHOTO

Tie-up between AFP and the Maison des Journalistes

On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, AFP announced a tie-up with the Maison des Journalistes (MDJ). The Agency committed to sponsoring a room at the MDJ to house a refugee or asylum-seeking journalist, as well as to help them integrate socially and professionally.

Data journalism: AFP, ANSA and DPA create the European Data News Hub

AFP, ANSA and DPA have joined forces to create the European Data News Hub (EDNH), a data journalism website offering free content. Open to all, this interactive platform offers reliable and varied content on the big topics sparking debate in the European Union.

Kate Webb honoured with an Australian stamp

Kate Webb, AFP correspondent and legendary journalist in Asia, where she covered some of the most troubling and historic events, appears on an Australian stamp that came out on October 6, 2017. She features alongside Rosemary Griggs from the Red Cross.

Rana Moussaoui features in special edition of Live Magazine

On May 3, 2017, World Press Freedom Day, AFP took part in a special edition of the Live Magazine show at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. Rana Moussaoui, from the Beirut bureau, offered her account of the fall of Aleppo, the coverage of which won the Agency awards at major journalism festivals.

Debates on current affairs in the Arab world at the Arab World Institute in Paris

On February 22, 2017, the Arab World Institute in Paris launched a regular debate on current affairs in partnership with AFP, the Collège de France, France Culture and France Médias Monde. This monthly analysis and debate show begins with a slideshow produced by AFP about the topic chosen. The partnership will be extended in 2018.

New Year in images in Paris airports

AFP and Paris airports (the ADP group) teamed up for the New Year celebrations to show images from New Year parties around the world. From December 8, 2017 to January 12, 2018, a slideshow of AFP photos was beamed onto around 60 screens at the two main Paris airports, Orly and Charles-de-Gaulle.

AFP wins the 'rebuilding and fairness' award for social dialogue

"Rebuilding and fairness": AFP won this award, which recognises firms that have introduced innovative social dialogue initiatives, after signing its company-wide agreement. It was presented on October 12 to Philippe Le Blon, Human Resources Director.

© Philippe JACOB

Publication of the code of ethics in Chinese

AFP published its code of ethics in Chinese, in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre. Also available in French, English, Spanish and Arabic, the code sets out the Agency's guiding editorial principles and ethical standards.

Sport and Tradition exhibition in Tokyo

From September 12 to 24, 2017, AFP displayed 55 photos on the topic of “Sport and Tradition” in the city that will host the next Summer Olympics in 2020. The exhibition was inaugurated on September 15 by Emmanuel Hoog and the President of Nikon, Kazuo Ushida. © Carl DE SOUZA / AFP

Bayeux-Calvados prize: The sharp eye of Syrian photographers on the war

An exhibition in the museum that houses the Bayeux tapestry shows 40 photos from the Syrian conflict taken between 2013 and 2017. The poignant images of AFP's Syrian photographers offered visitors an unvarnished view of the conflict.

© Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Escape Game for work-study students

On November 9, as part of its integration programme, the HR management organised an event for work-study students from the administrative and technical departments. They were invited to take part in an escape game and later socialised with their tutors.

AFP and the Eduthèque platform

Since March 2017, AFP has been contributing to the Eduthèque platform, which makes educational, cultural and scientific resources available free of charge to 1st and 2nd grade pupils and teachers. Divided into three topics – art and literature, science and technology, social and human sciences – there is a wealth of archives, videographics, videos and graphics.

AFP unveils the exhibition "Odiseas Humanas" in Mexico

From September 8 to October 8, 2017, AFP presented "Odiseas Humanas" as part of the international fair at the University of Monterey which chose France as guest of honour for this 7th edition.

AFP, a public success during Press Week

AFP is a long-term partner of Press and Media Week organised by the CLEMI (Centre for Education in Media and Information) and in March offered its text, photo, video, graphics and videographics content to more than 200,000 teachers. AFP's content was a big success in 2017, with a 40-percent gain compared to 2016.

The AFP Bourse turns 10

For 10 years, the AFP Bourse has selected the best talents from journalism school and young professionals. The top performer in each category wins a 6-month contract with AFP and those who win the jury's special prize get a 3-month contract.

© AFP

The European migrant crisis as seen by AFP exhibited at Bozar

On May 3, 2017, the Global News Director unveiled the exhibition "Putting a face on the invisibles" in Brussels, a selection of AFP photos about the migrant crisis. "One talks about the 'topic' of migrants or the migrant 'problem' or the migrant 'crisis' ... but we often forget the men and women behind the figures."

© John THYS / AFP

AFP takes pride of place at the 8th Zoom Photo Festival in Canada

At the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Regional Museum in Canada, AFP presented a look back at the news in 2017, with an exhibition of 35 prints and a slide show of nearly 250 photos.

© Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP

Honey break at AFP's hives

As part of its 'quality of life at work' week, from October 9 to 13, AFP and its works committee put on a honey tasting for staff. Nature was bountiful and staff were able to leave with a pot of honey each.

© AFP

Interviews

Michèle Léridon

Global News Director

« AFP has a crucial role to play against fake news. »

Grégory Berthelot

Deputy Managing Director, Financial and Administrative Director

« Continue modernising our administration and prepare for the future »

Stéphane Marcovitch

Sales and Marketing Director

« Our sales revitalisation plan is on track »

Prizes and awards

Zakaria ABDELKAFI

POYIAward of Excellence in the Spot News category

1 May 2017 – Paris, France

Luis ACOSTA

POYI 2017Award of Excellence in the General News category

NPPAThird Place in the Feature Single category

18 February 2016 – Colombia

Ameer ALHALBI

NPPAFirst Place in the International News Single category

Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondentsViewpoint of 15 year-olds

11 September 2016 Aleppo, Syria

Karam AL-MASRI

Assises du journalisme« Enquête et reportage » category

Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondentsThird Prize in the Print category

26 September 2016 Aleppo, Syria

Amer ALMOHIBANY

POYI 2018Award of Excellence in the General News category

3 March 2017 – Arbin, Syria

Ahmad Al-Rubaye

Prix VarenneSpecial Mention in the Photo category

30 November 2016 Mosul, Iraq

Jaafar ASHTIYEH

NPPAHonorable Mention in the International News Single category

Arab Journalism AwardBest picture

4 March 2016 – Kafr Qaddum, Palestinian Territories

Juan Barreto

2017 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarThird Prize in the Spot News category

2017 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarFirst Prize in the News Picture Story category

3 May 2017 – Caracas, Venezuela

Carlos BECERRA

POYI 2018Third Place in the Spot News category

20 May 2017 Caracas, Venezuela

Ernesto BENAVIDES

POYI LatamSecond Place in the Environment category

14 July 2015 The Pampas, Peru

Martin BUREAU

POYI 2017Third Place in the Olympics Action category

6 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Noel CELIS

NPPAHonorable Mention in the International News Picture Story category

POYI 2017Third Place in the General News category

30 July 2016 - Manila, Philippines

Anuj CHOPRA

Human Rights Press AwardsFirst Prize in the English News Feature category

31 October 2016 – Afghanistan

Carl DE SOUZA

NPPAHonorable Mention in the Olympic Action Single

15 August 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carl DE SOUZA

NPPAHonorable Mention in the General News category

30 April 2016 – Nairobi, Kenya

Olivier DOULIERY

WHNPAThird Place in the Pictorial category

13 May 2016 Lanham, United States

Abd DOUMANY

World Press Photo 2017 Second Prize in the Spot News Single category

12 September 2016 - Douma, Syria

Fred DUFOUR

2017 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarSecond Prize in the Spot News category

28 September 2017 - Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Franck FIFE

Best photo of the 2017 edition of the Dakar

5 January 2017 - Tupiza, Bolivia

Ed Jones

2017 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarHonorable Mention in the Sports Feature category

15 February 2017 - Pyongyang, North Korea

Ed Jones

Istanbul Photo Awards Second Prize in the Portrait Series category

21 November 2016 - Pyongyang, North Korea

Yuri KADOBNOV

The Energy of VictoriesSecond Place in the Photo category for the Foreign Media

26 September 2017 - Moscow, Russia

Bülent KILIÇ

2017 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarHonorable Mention in the News Picture Story category

July, September, October 2017 – Raqa, Syria

Bülent KILIÇ

Prix VarenneFirst Prize in the Photojournalist category

26 October 2016 – Kalak, Iraq

Jean-Philippe KSIAZEK

POYI 2017Second Place in the Spot News category

26 May 2016 – Lyon, France

Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

The Energy of VictoriesFirst Place in the Photo category for the Foreign Media

11 August 2017 - London, United Kingdom

Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

POYI 2018Second Place in the Sport Action category

17 June 2017 - Saint Petersburg, Russia

Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

NPPAHonorable Mention in the Olympic Action Single category

12 August 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Saul LOEB

WHNPAAward of Excellence in the Presidential category

1st November 2016 - Columbus, United States

Marco LONGARI

2017 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarSecond Prize in the News Picture Story category

9 August 2017 - Nairobi, Kenya

François-Xavier MARIT

POYI 2017Second Prize in the Olympics Action category

20 August 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aris MESSINIS

POYI 2017Third Prize in the News Picture Story category

Overseas Press Club of AmericaThe Oliver Rebbot Award

3-4 October 2016 – Libya

Aris MESSINIS

POYI 2017Third Prize in the Spot News category

NPPASecond Prize in the International News Single category

4 October 2016 – Libya

Rana MOUSSAOUI

Assises du journalisme« Enquête et reportage » category

Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondentsThird Prize in the Print category

26 September 2016 - Aleppo, Syria

Jesús OLARTE

Prix VarenneFirst Prize in the Video Journalists category

1st April 2017 – Venezuela

Oli SCARFF

British Sports Journalism awardsFirst Prize in the Away from the Action category

28 February 2017 - Ashbourne, United Kingdom

Brendan SMIALOWSKI

WHNPAAward of Excellence in the Inauguration 2017 category

20 January 2017 - Washington, United States

Brendan SMIALOWSKI

WHNPAFirst Place in the Picture Story/Politics category

3 October 2016 - Toledo, United States

Brendan SMIALOWSKI

WHNPAAward of Excellence in the Picture Story/Feature category

10 June 2016 - Louisville, United States

Brendan SMIALOWSKI

WHNPAThird Place in the Political Portfolio category

WHNPAAward of Excellence in the Portfolio category

27 February 2017 - Washington, United States

Brendan SMIALOWSKI

WHNPASecond Place in the Domestic News category

28 October 2017 - Sterling, United States

Brendan SMIALOWSKI

2017 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarHonorable Mention in the Sports Feature category

19 May 2017 - Altamahaw, United States

Brendan SMIALOWSKI

POYI 2018Award of Excellence in the General News category

8 June 2017 - Washington, United States

Brendan SMIALOWSKI

POYI 2018Award of Excellence in the News Picture Story category

22 September 2017 - Morristown, United States

Luis TATO

2017 Atlanta Photojournalism SeminarThird Prize in the Chris Hondros Memorial International News category

8 August 2017 - Nairobi, Kenya

Loïc VENANCE

NPPAFirst Place in the Pictorial Singles category

17 May 2016 - Cannes, France

Jim WATSON

WHNPAFirst Place in the Pictorial category

25 July 2016 - Washington, United States

Jim Watson

WHNPAAward of Excellence in the On Capitol Hill category

WHNPAAward of Excellence in the Political Portfolio category

3 January 2017 - Washington, United States

Jim Watson

WHNPAAward of Excellence in the Picture Story News category

10 June 2016 - Louisville, United States

Jim Watson

WHNPAAward of Excellence in the Insider's Washington category

9 December 2017 - Birmingham, United States

Posts distributed outside of AFP blogs

Most read posts in 2017

*Le post de Sonia BAKARIC, Journaliste

Key Statistics

AFP

2 300

staff

1 600

journalists

201

bureaus

151

countries

80

nationalities

6

working languages
(french, english, german, arabic, spanish, portuguese)

Products and turnover 1/2

52%

PHOTOS, VIDEOS, WEB

Details

5%

Technical and other products

7%

Online and mobile

13%

Video

27%

Photo

Turnover

3 300 STORIES

2 720 PHOTOS

250 VIDEOS

75 GRAPHICS

/ DAY

150 VIDEOGRAPHICS

/ YEAR

48%

TEXT

Products and turnover 2/2

57%

INTERNATIONALLY

Details

2%

AFRICA

4%

LATIN AMERICA

7%

NORTH AMERICA

7%

MIDDLE EAST

12%

ASIA

25%

EUROPE

299,5 M€

turnover
in 2017

43%

IN FRANCE

AFP TV

More than

4000

live videos in 2017

170

video production centers

330

hours of live videos per month

+20%

video sales growth in 2017

Becoming a global video leader
2005 2010 2015 2016 2017
Number of video journalists
Total video revenues
(in M€)
Number of live videos
AFP Sports

156

specialised journalists

34%

of global text output

12%

of video production

37%

of photographs distributed worldwide

364 000

sports photos produced in 2017

6,4

in revenue
generated by SID in 2017

Clients

4%

DIGITAL

14%

COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS

20%

AGENCIES AND REDISTRIBUTION

5000

Clients
worldwide

62%

MEDIA AND JOURNALIST STAFF

Main financial indicators (at real exchange rates) 1/2

299,5 M€

Turnover

15,9 M€

Operating margin

3.6 M€

Operating profit

-4.8 M€

Net profit

14.7 M€

Cash flow

Main financial indicators (at real exchange rates) 2/2

0.6 M€

Video development

0.9 M€

Real estate investments

2 M€

Editorial system

9,7 M€

Investments

6.3 M€

Renewal / Evolution

Social networks on 30/04/2018

+40% followers in 2017

5.201.818

followers

1.009.427

followers

407.655

followers

30.908

followers

335.770

followers

Contributors

Zakaria Abdelkafi Photographer Luis Acosta Photographer Karam Al-Masri Photographer Ahmad Al-Rubaye Photographer Ameer Alhalbi Photographer Amer Almohibany Photographer Jaafar Ashtiyeh Photographer Pierre Ausseill Regional Director Latin America Boris Bachorz Regional Director Afri Sonia Bakaric Journalist Jean-Luc Bardet Editor-in-Chief for France Juan BARRETO Photographer Andrew Beatty White House Correspondent Jean-Claude Beauvais HRIS Manager Carlos Becerra Photographer Ernesto Benavides Photographer Grégory Berthelot Deputy Managing Director, Financial and Administrative Director Alain Bommenel Head of the Graphics and Innovation Service Manager Jules Bonnard Data journalist Biju Boro Photographer Christine Buhagiar Regional Director Europe Caroline Bulcke Communication Officer Martin Bureau Photographer Anne Calchera Deputy Financial Director Jérôme Cartillier White House Correspondent Noel Celis Photographer Christian Chaise Regional Director for the Middle East Phil Chetwynd Global Editor-in-Chief Anuj Chopra Riyadh Bureau Chief Isabelle Concu HR Manager Carl de Souza Chief Photographer for Brazil Anne Dely Purchasing manager and Real Estate Policy Olivier Douliery Photographer Abd Doumany Photographer Vincent Drouin Deputy in the Multimedia Archives Department Fred Dufour Photographer Brigitte Dusseau Regional Director North America Aurélia End Chief Editor for international economy Sylvain Estibal Mexico Bureau Chief Marielle Eudes Photo Director Franck Fife Photographer Juliette Hollier-Larousse AFPTV Director Emmanuel Hoog CEO of AFP (2010-2018) Sophie Huet Deputy News Director Ed Jones Chief Photographer for Korea Yuri Kadobnov Photographer Yassine Khiri Journalist Bülent Kiliç Photographer Jean-Philippe Ksiazek Photographer Kirill Kudryavtsev Photographer Fabrice Lacroix Managing Director Didier Lauras Head of Sport Philippe Le Blon Human Resources Director Grégoire Lemarchand Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Head of Social Networks Michèle Léridon Global News Director Saul Loeb Photographer Marco Longari Photographer Stéphane Marcovitch Sales and Marketing Director François-Xavier Marit Photographer Philippe Massonnet Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Otman Meriche Managing Director of AFP-Services Aris Messinis Photographer Françoise Michel Head of Science and Culture Department Jade Montane Website Manager Olivier Morin Chief Photo Editor for France Rana Moussaoui Journalist Jonathan MUNRO Head of Newsgathering for the BBC Sophie Nicholson Deputy Head of Social Media and Fact-Checking Jesús Olarte Photographer Stéphane Orjollet Editor-in-Chief for Africa Caroline Raveton IT Systems Director Coline Sallois Communication Officer Oli Scarff Photographer Christophe Schmidt Deputy News Director Christophe Simon Photographer Brendan Smialowski Photographer Pauline Talagrand Journalist Luis Tato Photographer Denis Teyssou Medialab R&D Editorial Manager Loïc Venance Photographer Anne-Sophie Villain Deputy Human Resources Director Sylvie Vormus Director of Communications and Corporate Brand Christophe Walter-Petit General Counsel Jim Watson Photographer John Weaver London Sports Coordinator