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Ensuring the public has access to objective, accurate news and information

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From the United Nations Security Council to the United States Congress, we take our message where it needs to be heard. Leading the way since 1846.

We are committed to our news values and hold ourselves to the highest journalistic standards.

Freedom of information and access

We are fierce advocates of transparency and accountability in government, ensuring the public gets the information that it has a right to know.

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Journalist safety

Covering the news is more dangerous than ever before. We work hard to help protect journalists worldwide, regardless who they work for.

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Intellectual property

We are committed to providing comprehensive, original, authoritative news from around the world and we work to protect it.

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About us

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world’s population sees AP journalism every day.

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