Talk:Agence France-Presse

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bureaux or bureaus?[edit]

Is the word bureaux (for offices – in this particular case local offices of news agencies) equally well understood as bureaus by most English-speaking readers? (plural forms of bureau)

Which spelling is most used by the news agencies, and when referring to them?

(Because both searching for bureaux and for bureaus give hits for bureau on Google, I use -bureau to filter out bureau in the following test searches:)

"news agency" AP OR Reuters OR AFP -bureau bureaux gives about 14,300 English pages
"news agency" AP OR Reuters OR AFP -bureau bureaus about 15,000 English pages

"Associated Press" OR Reuters OR "Agence France-Presse" -bureau bureaux about 47,500 English pages
"Associated Press" OR Reuters OR "Agence France-Presse" -bureau bureaus about 185,000 English pages
Bureaus wins. (Only a small number of the search hits are for bureaus other than those of the news agencies.)

What do the news agencies use themselves? OR OR -bureau bureaux 742 English pages OR OR -bureau bureaus 230 English pages
Bureaux wins this one, thanks to, while both and mostly use bureaus.

AFP uses: -bureau bureaux 2 pages, one of which is in French -bureau bureaus 8 English pages
-- 21:29, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

The recommended plural form is bureaux, pronounced as /byou/ + /rose/ with a hard /z/. However, bureaus is common especially in American English.

This -x is a plural of loan words from French. It is still customary to write -x instead of the English -s in many of the plurals of words adopted from French, but to pronounce them with /z/ as in English plurals. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:02, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

I've been bold and changed it to bureaux. bureaus is not common in British English, and there is no reason to antagonise non-US English readers. Si Trew (talk) 21:49, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

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I added a reference section and tag to the article, but for some reason, it's not showing up -- nor is the "external link" section. Can anyone fix it? --Micahbrwn 14:30, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Proposal to remove Micahbrwn external link[edit]

"Article (on PowerLine blog) about AFP coverage of the Middle East" is interesting case about how media and informations are collected and consumed. However I don't understand why this article is cited in that page. This taint AFP as taking a position on the palestinian conflict althought that fact is not proved by one (or many) isolated cases. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:02, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Relation with google[edit]

What is the relation of AFP and google? Why does google host AFP news articles? I think this deserves an explaination in the article. What do you think? --Click me! write to me 02:40, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Could it be that both Google and Yahoo have cost effective subscriptions to AFP news? Does this rate an investigation?--TGC55 (talk) 17:53, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Arab journalists[edit]

Since the AFP is known to employ a large number of Arab journalists, there ought to be discussion somewhere on alleged anti-Israeli, anti-West and anti-American bias commonly expressed in the agency's newspaper articles. There is an interesting web-source here that talks of sublime proportions in anti-Israel bias. [1] [2] ADM (talk) 13:39, 22 January 2009 (UTC) As a western news agency their bias is pretty solidly in favor of Israel and against Palestine and Iran. But I guess if you want to put that in you can. (talk) 16:28, 29 June 2011 (UTC)


How do you pronounce “Agence France-Presse”? I was sort of hoping to find out, here. I’m afraid I’m going to look silly in front of smart people by saying it wrong. (talk) 16:50, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Articles on the GODF[edit]

Another weird thing I noticed on the AFP was a vast series of articles it had written on the GODF, which almost looked as if the agency was giving cheap advertisement to the association or sect. [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] ADM (talk) 17:52, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

afp reporting from india[edit]

Google News had a story about Dalai Lama thanking India for giving him and his people shelter for 50 years. Some factual errors. The story in effect said the Dalai Lama fled to India a year before 1951 when the Chinese clamped down on Tibet. It also said Tibetans have been sheltered in Dharmasla. Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959 and Tibetans have been provided shelter not only in Dharmasala but other places in India like Karantaka as well.

Neel Patri/New Delhi —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:31, 30 March 2009 (UTC)


"one of the three largest with Associated Press and Reuters." are there numbers to backup this statement? or what is the source? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:47, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Western Correspondents in NORTH Vietnam During Vietnam War[edit]

This article fails to mention that there was at least one Western news agency in North Vietnam during The Vietnam War, namely The French Press Agency (Agence France-Presse).

Indeed, I'm old enough to remember listening to the radio broadcasts of my local Pacifica radio station in New York City, WBAI; their regular evening news was hosted and largely prepared by Paul Fischer; it was called "The War Summary" and he would freely credit the French Press Agency at the conclusion of each broadcast; none of this is in either the article on The French Press Agency here in Wikipedia nor in any article on WBAI nor Pacifica so the claim that no Western news agency had any correspondents in North Vietnam during this conflict is essentially not correct.

I'm not so sure but I seem to recall that WBAI even had a wire from the French Press Agency right in the station, much as more commercial outlets would have one from AP or UPI.

Satchmo Sings (talk) 23:43, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

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