AFP wins best news agency for second time in a row at AIB Media Awards | Inquirer News

AFP wins best news agency for second time in a row at AIB Media Awards

/ 02:08 PM November 17, 2021
Taliban Badri special force fighters (R) and a journalist get up after they fell down from a vehicle at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)

Taliban Badri special force fighters (R) and a journalist get up after they fell down from a vehicle at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war — one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Agence France-Presse (AFP) has been recognized as the “Best News Agency” by the U.K-based Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) for the second time in a row.

AIB made the announcement on Nov. 12 during their annual media awards.

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“What makes us really unique, different is our incredible network of nearly two thousand journalists of 100 different nationalities,” said AFP’s Video Director Juliette Hollier-Larousse.

“We were the first independent media to enter Tigray after the Ethiopian government’s offensive; we chronicled the Taliban takeover in Kabul and all over Afghanistan day by day, and we chronicled the consequences of global warming in the Brazilian Amazon with a major series of reports,” she added,

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According to Hollier-Larousse, AFP has a multimedia culture that is deeply embedded in its operations, adding that text, photo, and video reporters work hand-in-hand across all their bureaus.

On its website, AFP says it is a global news agency that provides fast, comprehensive, and verified news coverage.

“With 2,400 staff representing 100 different nationalities, AFP covers the world in six languages, with a unique quality of multimedia storytelling spanning video, text, photos and graphics,” it said.

The AIB is a global alliance of media companies that deliver or support the broadcasting of cross-border and multi-platform international news.

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