Agence France-Presse

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HeadquartersParis, France
The French-News-Agency is the world's oldest news organisation.

Not to be confused with American Free Press, which can also be abbreviated AFP.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency. It is one of the 3 agencies (together with Reuters and Associated Press) that dominates international news. Agency reports from these 3 are the basis for maybe 80% of international news in corporate media.

The CEO in 2020 is Fabrice Fries, the Global News Director is British Phil Chewynd.


AFP journalists Leo Ramirez, Hector Retamal and Sebastien Ricci were the source of one of the first propaganda stories starting the scare campaign in the COVID-19 deep event. Reporting from Wuhan, China, they allegedly on January 30 took a photo showing "a man wearing a facemask cycling past an elderly man who had died on the pavement near a hospital in Wuhan, China".[1]

The photo and story was published by the Guardian on January 31.[2]

The story gave numerous false impressions; for example, the official death toll in Wuhan, a city of 18 million, was the low number of 3000 in total; and if the man had breathing problems, why did he have a face mask on. Covering itself with disclaimers like "We’ll never be able to confirm that he actually died from the virus", almost every corporate media in the world nevertheless chose to run it[3]. In their reporting they strongly gave the impression people were falling like flies in the streets, reinforcing the message with anonymous witness statements like "A woman standing near the man said she believed he had died from the virus...It’s terrible...These days many people have died.”


A Document by Agence France-Presse

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s government in crisis after minister quits over corruption probeArticle13 February 2019Justin Trudeau
Meng Wanzhou
Jody Wilson-Raybould
Great Man-Made River Project
A Canadian minister’s sudden resignation on 12 February 2019 turned vague allegations of interference in the criminal prosecution of an engineering giant into a deepening political crisis for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.


Related Quotation

John Laughland“People experience a strong psychological reluctance to accept that political events today are deliberately manipulated. This reluctance is itself a product of the ideology of the information age, which flatters people’s vanity and encourages them to believe that they have access to huge amounts of information. In fact, the apparent multifarious nature of modern media information hides an extreme paucity of original sources, rather as a street of restaurants on a Greek waterfront can hide the reality of a single kitchen at the back. News reports of major events very often come from a single source, usually a wire agency, and even authoritative news outlets like the BBC simply recycle information which they have received from these agencies, presenting it as their own.”John Laughland2010


Employee on Wikispooks

Hubert Beuve-MeryCompany Director19701978Attended Bilderberg 1970


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Document:The Propaganda Multipliermedia analysis2016Swiss Propaganda Research
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