Our partner, the Agence France-Presse
Educaingles website was born with an original decision of the AFP: to make available its entire digital information flow to all the teachers of English language.
Our company Bluedeep, whose CEO Bénédicte Parnaudeau created the Alliance Française in Madrid in 1984, was chosen by the AFP to launch this project. Our collaboration has started in 2007. Currently, we are providing more than 20,000 digital resources on educaingles.com website as well as on educafrances.com website. These resources are educative, innovative, in-depth with a high-quality guaranty.
But what is the Agence France-Presse ?
It’s an independent news agency: the world’s first news agency. AFP traces its history back to the 1835 creation of Agence Havas, the world’s first international news agency.
Journalists in the resistance seized the Paris headquarters in August 1944 as France was liberated from Nazi occupation, renaming the agency Agence France-Presse.
The 1957 statute: it defines the fundamental principles that guarantee the independence of AFP and the freedom of its journalists.
Article 2: "Agence France-Presse may not under any circumstances take account of influences or considerations that would compromise the accuracy or objectivity of the news; it must not under any circumstances pass under legal or de facto control of an ideological, political or economic group.”
Currently, the Agence France-Presse belongs to one of the 3 biggest press agencies in the world.
A global network
The service is closely coordinated by the chief editor in Paris to give AFP deep local knowledge and a global reach.
- North America : Washington
- Latin America : Montevideo
- Europe Afrique : Paris
- Middle East : Nicosie
- Asia-Pacific : Hong-Kong
AFP journalists drawn from more than 80 nationalities report to a worldwide audience. In television, graphics and text, AFP uses language that is clear, direct and punchy. A team of about 3,000 staff is present in 165 countries.
Accuracy is the absolute priority.
Reporters and editors check, and then double-check the facts.
Every story, every claim is sourced.
Coverage is balanced. AFP gets the other side of story, always seeking a response to accusations, claims and recriminations.
One-line bulletins and single sentence urgent dispatches deliver the breaking news immediately.
Full-length news stories are updated immediately with significant developments.
AFP covers the world in six languages: AFP covers the world with a combined 5,000 stories a day in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Arabic.
Comprehensive coverage: Fast, accurate news on everything from wars, conflicts and disasters to politics, diplomacy, crime, business and finance, sports, entertainment, fashion and the offbeat.
Breaking news complemented by reactions, in-depth analyses, interviews, features, profiles of the people in the news, obituaries, chronologies and fact boxes.
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.