Seventeen newspaper kiosks have just re-opened in Paris, reversing a 10-year long trend that has seen the number of newsstands drop from 392 in 1997 to 277 in September 2005. These new kiosks represent the first fruits of an agreement last autumn between the Paris city council and the AAP (Administration dAffichage et de Publicit), which has exclusive rights to publicity in Parisian news kiosks, to delegate the management to the AAP. The aim is to redevelop the newstand network in Paris, creating or re-opening 100 new ones. Another eight newsstands are set to re-open in february along the tram routes on the boulevards des Marchaux.