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AFP announce series of new appointments

AFP has announced a series of new appointments. Sophie Huet has been appointed Deputy Global News Director. Her career in journalism spans 30 years and she joined AFP in 1991. Huet, now 52, represents AFP on the board of directors of Minds International, a network of 22 international news agencies.

Annie Thomas has been appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief. She previously covered the courts for general news and reported for the Lille, Lyon and London bureaux. Thomas has served as Editor-in-Chief for Europe-Africa, as Dakar Bureau Chief, as Head of Shift on the France desk and as Deputy Bureau Chief in Nairobi, covering the crises in Somalia, Burundi and Rwanda between 1993 and 1998.

Stéphane Arnaud has been appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief responsible for photo. With a master’s degree in history and a diploma from the École Supérieure de Journalisme in Paris, he became Deputy Head of the photo desk in June 2005. Six months later he was named Deputy Editor-in-Chief for photo in charge of Image Forum.

Giles Hewitt has been named Asia-Pacific Editor. He served as Deputy Head of the English desk until September 2008 when he returned to New Delhi as Bureau Chief. Four years later he became AFP’s Seoul Bureau Chief. His responsibilities included covering news out of North Korea, where AFP recently became one of the few foreign media outlets to open a bureau.

David Williams has been appointed Editor-in-Chief for Europe. In 2005 he was appointed head of the English desk in Paris and then Deputy Editor-in-Chief. He became Madrid Bureau Chief in 2010, returning to Paris four years later to take up a post in the Editor-in-Chief’s department. In September 2015 he became AFP’s first Global English Economics Coordinator.

Pedro Ugarte has been appointed Head of Photo for Latin America while Mario Goldman has been appointed Head of Photo for the Middle East and North Africa.

Isabelle Wirth has been named Head of Photo for Europe while Jitendra Joshi has been appointed Global English Economics Coordinator. Emmanuel Parisse has been appointed Cairo Bureau Chief and Sophie Pons has been appointed head of the Bureau de Paris.

AFP has also appointed Alain Bommenel as Head of Infographics and Innovation while Léon Bruneau has been appointed Head of the International Desk.


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