Phil Chetwynd

global news director Agence France-Presse

Phil Chetwynd is the Global News Director of Agence France-Presse (AFP). He leads a newsroom of 1,700 journalists based in over 150 countries. Phil has been responsible for AFP's editorial strategy prioritizing on-the-ground human storytelling in multimedia formats, the development of a world-class video service and an award-winning pivot on climate coverage. He has also made AFP a leading voice in the battle against misinformation.

During a long career at AFP, Phil occupied the posts of Global Editor-in-Chief and Chief Asia Editor. He was also a foreign correspondent working in Asia and the Middle East. He began his career in British regional newspapers.

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