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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 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 Gabrielle. I am Head of the French Video Production Division at Agence France-Presse. I started my career at AFP in 2008 with the anglophone Video Service (AFPTV), before becoming a francophone video stringer in 2011. I covered the French presidential election in 2012, the Paris terrorist attacks in 2015 and, the same year, I became Deputy Video Coordinator for France In 2017, I joined the Washington, D.C. bureau as Deputy Video Editor-in-Chief for North America. In that role, I organized the video coverage for various breaking news events including the Las Vegas shooting, the California wildfires as well as Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. I also coordinated the video production of the Special Report for the 50 th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Since September 2019, I have been the Head of the French Video Production Division.

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.

Hello, my name is Marion. I am Group Manager of Editorial Products at Agence France-Presse. I joined AFP as an apprentice Project Manager, while doing my Master’s degree in Management of ICTs. I went on to become Photography and Infographics Project Manager, as part of the Commercial and Marketing Division, before being promoted to Head of Marketing, in which I manage a much larger client portfolio, in France and internationally.

Hello, my name is Gabriel. I am the Head of IT and Editorial Systems at Agence France-Presse. I joined AFP as an intern in 2013, as part of my studies at a business school. I went on to do an apprenticeship as a Financial Manager at the Agency; working on the Europe/ Africa region to begin with before joining the Sports service, where I got to put my passion for rugby to good use. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Auditing and Chartered Accounting, I assumed the role of Deputy Finance and HR Regional Manager for Europe at AFP, before moving to the Nicosia bureau and becoming Deputy Finance and HR Regional Manager for the Middle East and North Africa.

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.

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