Fabrice Fries elected new President of the European Alliance of News Agencies

Fabrice Fries, CEO of Agence France-Presse, was elected as the new President of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA), for a two-year mandate, during the organisation’s General Assembly held in Paris on Thursday, September 14th, 2023.  He will replace Clemens Pig, CEO of the Austrian news agency APA, in the role.

“EANA is the perfect forum to foster cooperation between its members on issues of mutual interest such as the use of AI in the newsroom, and to make the news agencies’ voice heard on matters such as the protection of intellectual property”, said Fries.

Claudia Nicolae, Director General of AGERPRES (Romania) was also elected as EANA’s new board member, for a three-year term. She will be joining existing board members Elmir Huremovic, General Manager of FENA (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Stefano de Alessandri, CEO of ANSA (Italy), and Alexandru Giboi, Secretary General of EANA.

About EANA

EANA, founded in 1956 after a Strasbourg conference, is a forum for 32 European news agencies promoting quality journalism, copyright protection, access to quality information, media technology, and press freedom.

About AFP

AFP is a leading global news agency, providing 24/7 coverage of world news across all fields. Benefitting from the strength of a network of 450 photographers spread across the world, AFP’s International Photo Service, recognised by its peers for its quality and its diversity, is rewarded each year at the biggest international awards in photojournalism. Built on the expertise of its photographers and photo editors, AFP’s photo offer is complemented by the production of more than 70 partner agencies.



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