Agence france-presse (afp) is a french news agency, the oldest one in the world, and one of the three largest with associated press and reuters. it is also the largest french news agency. currently, its ceo is emmanuel hoog and its news director philippe massonnet. afp is headquartered in paris, with regional offices in nicosia, montevideo, hong kong, and washington, d.c. , and bureaus in 150 countries. it transmits news in french, english, arabic, spanish, german, and portuguese.