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Hello, my name is Yannick. I am Head of the IT and Editorial Systems Department at Agence France-Presse. I joined AFP in 2006 as a Systems Engineer, having spent 2 years working on a project as consultant for the Agency’s IT department. I then worked in the Development Department for the Business Applications Division, which I became responsible for in 2014. In 2019, I became Head of the IT and Editorial Systems Department.

Hello, my name is Caroline. I am a Communications Officer at Agence France- Presse. I joined AFP as an apprentice in 2011, as part of my Master’s degree in New Communication and Tourism at Paris-Dauphine University, Having obtained my Master’s in 2012, I worked for various other companies over the course of a few years. In 2016, I rejoined AFP as a Communications Officer, working for the Brand and Communications department.

Hello, my name is Jean-Luc. I have been French Director at Agence France-Presse since September 2017, as well as Deputy Director of Information since March 2019. I joined AFP in 1987, having obtained a Master of Advanced Studies in political science as well as a degree from the Centre de formation des journalistes (CFJ). I began my career at AFP as a journalist at the Besançon bureau. I then moved to the Washington, D.C. bureau, where I worked as a journalist covering the 1992 US presidential election. Transferring to Paris in 1994, I joined the Politics Division, as a correspondent reporting on Parliament issues to begin with, followed by Matignon (the official residence of the French Prime Minister) from 1997 to 2002. Head of the Economics Division between 2004 and 2008, I went on to hold the position of Editor-in-Chief up until 2012 before becoming French Director in 2015.

Hello, my name is Pauline. I joined AFP in 2006, having obtained a bachelor’s degree in history as well as a master’s in journalism from the École supérieure de journalisme de Lille. Throughout my career at the Agency, I held various positions in production that led me to cover breaking news on the field. As such, in 2010, I joined the general information department as a correspondent, covering the suburbs to begin with before moving to police matters, terrorism and attacks, notably the wave of jihadist attacks. In May 2019, I became Deputy to the Head of Social Media and Fact-Checking, which allowed me to approach journalism from a different angle than I had grown accustomed to, starting from the fact before verifying them.

Hello, my name is Karim. I am Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Europe at Agence France- Presse. After several years in print journalism, I joined AFP’s Moscow bureau in 2004, covering the rise in power of President Vladimir Poutine. After several years in freezing Russia, I took up a posting in Baghdad covering the raging civil war before moving to Kabul where I reported on the Taliban: I then headed to the Paris bureau where I got the opportunity to report on the rebellion against the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi as well as the start of the Syrian Civil War. In 2014, I returned to the Moscow bureau as Editor-in-Chief. Since 2018, I have been Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Europe.

Richard joined AFP in Berlin in 2009 where he used his experience as a financial markets journalist to cover the euro debt crisis in Germany and across the eurozone. He came to Paris in 2013 as an editor on the Europe-Africa desk before joining the Paris bureau as news editor, covering notably the attack on Charlie Hebdo and the rise of Emmanuel Macron. He returned to the desk as head in 2016 and was posted to Tokyo in 2017 where he covered the run-up to the Olympics and the Rugby World Cup. Since 2020, he has been deputy global chief editor, responsible for the Agency’s output on a day-to-day basis, co-ordinating with editors and reporters around the whole AFP global network.

Halima est développeuse Java au sein du Département Informatique des Systèmes Rédactionnels de l'AFP. Suite à l'obtention en 2007 d'un Master 2 en Génie Logiciel à l’Université Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, elle débute sa carrière professionnelle chez différentes entreprises en tant que consultante Java et rejoint l'AFP en 2020, d'abord en tant que prestataire avant d'intégrer les effectifs de l'agence en 2021.

Halima fait partie du Service Back-end Document qui s'occupe du développement des applications gérant les documents rédactionnels (dépêches texte, photos, vidéos, etc.) et consolidant les informations fournies par les autres applications, de la production à l'archivage.

Christine Briemel a une expérience de plus de 30 ans en Ressources humaines dans des groupes à dimension internationale. Après un passage de 7 années au sein du groupe pharmaceutique Johnson & Johnson où elle exerce plusieurs fonctions dont celle de Directrice Europe Middle East Africa du développement des talents, Christine prend la direction des ressources humaines de Westinghouse (secteur de l’énergie) pour la France, la Belgique et l’Afrique du Sud pendant 14 ans puis est nommée en 2017 DRH France du groupe allemand Kaefer Wanner où elle fait face à différents challenges.

Christine rejoint l’AFP au printemps 2021 en tant que Directrice des Ressources Humaines. Elle est en charge de piloter et déployer la stratégie des Ressources humaines englobant tous les sujets sur l’ensemble des populations journalistes et fonctions supports en France comme à l’international. Les principaux enjeux à cours termes sont le développement et l’harmonisation d’une politique RH internationale, la digitalisation des processus RH et la mise en œuvre d’une politique de mobilité et de diversité. 

Diplômée en Journalisme du CELSA, Daphné a travaillé pendant trois ans comme pigiste texte, radio et télé avant d’être recrutée par l’AFP au bureau de Jérusalem. Elle a ensuite rejoint le bureau de Berlin, où elle a couvert l’économie allemande.

Passionnée d’aventures, de rencontres, d’expériences humaines et d'écriture, elle occupe depuis début 2020 un poste de reporter polyvalent au Pôle Enquêtes à Paris qui l’amène aujourd’hui à traiter des procès, des attentats et des sujets de société ou à partir en mission à l’étranger : elle a ainsi déjà passé plusieurs semaines en Afghanistan ou plus récemment en Ukraine.

Diplômé d’une licence de science politique et du Centre de formation des Journalistes (CFJ), Yassine rejoint l’AFP en 2014. Il occupe au cours de sa carrière différents postes de production qui le conduisent à couvrir l’actu chaude, aussi bien au desk qu’au plus près du terrain.

En 2015, il intègre ainsi le service des sports, d’abord au desk, puis au reportage au sein de la rubrique football où il couvre notamment la Coupe du monde 2018. En septembre 2020, il devient reporter en charge des nouvelles technologies, au service économie puis au service numérique/culture.

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