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AFP appoints Phil Chetwynd as global news director

Agence France-Presse (AFP) has named British journalist Phil Chetwynd as its global news director in replacement of Michèle Léridon.

The appointment is the first time a foreign national has been named for the agency's top editorial position.

Chetwynd, who joined the agency in 1996, is currently AFP's editor-in-chief.
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