Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse
TypePrivate company with special status
IndustryNews media
Founded1835 (1835)
(as Havas)
HeadquartersParis, France
Area served
Key people
Fabrice Fries
(President and CEO)
ProductsWire service
Number of employees
2,400 (2018)

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a French private international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency.

AFP has regional headquarters in Nicosia, Montevideo, Hong Kong and Washington, D.C., and news bureaus in 151 countries in 201 locations. AFP transmits stories, videos, photos and graphics in French, English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.

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