Christophe Vogt has been appointed deputy chief news editor with Agence France-Presse. He joined AFP in 1995 as correspondent in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the Bundesbank. As a reporter in Paris over the next decade, he covered economics, including notably the birth of the euro currency. In 2000, he was appointed to the economic service in New York to cover the U.S. economy. There he reported on the 9/11 attacks and the accounting scandals that led to the collapse of Enron. He became head of the economic service in Washington in 2003. For six months from April to September in 2006, he had a stint in Afghanistan, covering the Taliban insurrection. On his return to Washington in October 2006, he was appointed deputy regional news editor, a post he has occupied for the past five years.
In addition, Eric Baradat has been named photo editor in chief. He received his first photo assignment for AFP at the age of 18 in Nairobi in 1989. He was hired as a photo editor at the international photo desk in 1996, and in 1998 participated in the launch of ImageForum, the photo and graphics platform. He was deputy photo editor for France from 2001 and then deputy photo editor for Europe-Africa in 2003. He became head of the Asia photo service in Hong Kong in 2006. Over the years he has worked as a photo editor and coordinator of coverage of major events like the summer and winter Olympics, the World Cups in both football and rugby, conflicts in Iraq and the Middle East, the funerals of Yasser Arafat and Lady Diana, and more recently the Fukushima disaster.