Mehdi Lebouachera

Editor-in-Chief, AFP APAC

Mehdi Lebouachera is the Editor-in-Chief of Agence France-Presse’s Asia-Pacific region and leads more than 250 journalists based in 26 countries. He is in charge of the multimedia editorial operations from the Pacific islands to Kabul.

During his time as the head of AFP video service for Latin America and later as AFPTV global Editor-in-Chief in Paris, Mehdi played a central role in the exponential growth of the video operations.

He began his career as a text correspondent in France and was posted in several countries in the Middle East, including Israel, the Palestinian territories and Iraq. After a transition to video, he extensively covered Latin America.