Agence France-Presse has announced new appointments within the organization.
David Millikin, chief news editor for North America, has been appointed director for North America, effective April 1, 2012. Millikin joined AFP in 1983 as a journalist on its Hong Kong desk and then the English desk in Paris. He had stints as correspondent in Washington, news editor in Jerusalem, and English Service chief in Paris before being appointed Sydney bureau chief and then state department correspondent in Washington. He headed up Newswag, an AFP subsidiary in San Francisco, before returning to Washington as chief news editor for North America.
Deputy news director Juliette Hollier-Larousse has been appointed director of the Latin American region, effective July 1, 2012. Hollier-Larousse joined AFP in 1988, working in the audio service in Marseilles and Nice before becoming a general news reporter in Paris, where she also worked on the Africa desk. She was then appointed news editor for East Africa based in Nairobi. Returning to Paris, she worked as a senior editor on the Europe desk before becoming head of the graphics service and then international multimedia coordinator. She was appointed deputy news director in June 2009.
Tokyo bureau chief Gilles Campion has been appointed director of the Asia-Pacific Region, effective July 1, 2012. Campion has been with AFP since 1978. He worked as a journalist in Beijing before becoming Hanoi bureau chief with responsibility for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. He returned to Beijing as bureau chief before heading to Nicosia as chief news editor for the Middle East region. He was head of the international desk in Paris before being appointed bureau chief in Tokyo.