AFP’s Yasuyoshi Chiba wins top World Press Photo prize for Sudan protest picture | AFP

Agence France-Presse photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba has won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year Award with a picture of a mobile-lit Sudanese demonstrator reciting protest poetry in which judges saw a symbol of hope.

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After Coronavirus and quarantine, AFP journalists tell their story | AFP

Leo Ramirez, Hector Retamal and Sebastien Ricci, reporters with Agence France Presse, are among the few journalists who covered the new Coronavirus outbreak from the epicentre of the disease in Wuhan, China, before being repatriated to France and quarantined at the Carry-le-Rouet centre.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m happy me and my team are all safe’: AFP journalist repatriated from Wuhan | AFP

“I’m happy that me and my team, we are all safe”: Leo Ralirez, a video journalist from Agence France-Presse, describes his emotions after being repatriated to France from Wuhan in China, the epicentre of a conronavirus outbreak. He and some 200 other French nationals are transported to a holiday camp at Carry-le-Rouet on the southern coast, where they are quarantined for two weeks. SOUNDBITE

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Paris’s Grand Palais, a bird’s eye view | AFP

Agence France-Presse continues its aerial tour of Paris, this time flying over the Grand Palais. The monument, which celebrates its 120th anniversary next year, was built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, during the triumphant Third Republic. IMAGES STOCKSHOTS

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Agence France-Presse journalists Wakil Kohsar and Emal Haidary discuss working in Afghanistan, one of the most dangerous places in the world for media professionals. On April 30, 2018 AFP’s Chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai was killed by a suicide bomber along several other journalists while covering an earlier blast.

AFP has set up a collection for Marai’s family:

AFP photographer Shah Marai killed in Kabul blast

More than 20 people were killed, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer Shah Marai and other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul. Marai joined AFP as a driver in 1996, the year the Taliban seized power, and began taking pictures on the side, covering stories including the US invasion in 2001. Over the years he rose through the ranks to become photo chief.

Emphasis Added: The Media and The Islamic State

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Hosted by VICE News Editor-in-Chief Jason Mojica (, our first episode examines media coverage of the Islamic State.

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Lina Khatib ( Director, Carnegie Middle East Center

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