Regulations for the AFP journalists on social networks
Agence France-Presse (AFP) established a "guide" that sets the rules for the participation of its journalists to social networks. An agency journalists may publish details or anecdotes concerning his area of expertise to build up a network, but must be booked with first-hand information to the AFP and should not publish alerts or proprietary information reserved for clients. On Twitter, the hashtag # AFP to differentiate the business and personal information. It must be polite, do not criticize other media and refrain "from any comment that could harm the overall image of impartiality of the agency."