The European Commission was AFP-Services’ first institutional client and remains its largest one today. After fulfilling a four-year contract that expired in 2014, the Commission opted to continue working with us for another four-year period.
On average, AFP-Services has at least four assignments per week for the Commission, sometimes as many as seven or eight at various points around the globe. For both photography and videos, coverage begins with a request submitted to our production office, which will mobilize AFP-Services journalists wherever in the world a European Commissioner might be traveling.
Lining up local accreditations when needed – for ministerial or summit meetings, for example – is an essential part of the assignment, one made easier by the deep access of our colleagues within the AFP global network. Images and footage are transferred to the AFP-Services photo and video desks in Paris and Brussels, where they are edited and forwarded per the specifications of the Commission.
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