For the month of November, we are highlighting East View’s World News Connection Archive, an online database providing researchers and scholars with the most comprehensive collection covering the original World News Connection service from 1995 to 2013.
This archive stems from the original World News Connection, which started in 1995 by providing access to open-source materials from around the world – selected and methodically translated into English by analysts from the U.S. Government’s domestic and overseas bureaus. Daily updates were sourced from newspaper articles, television and radio broadcasts, online sources, conference proceedings, periodicals, and non-classified reports, and offered timely coverage of the latest socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.
The daily updates were discontinued in 2013 and are now stored in this archive, which contains over 1 million foreign newspaper articles, broadcast transcripts and datelines from Beijing, Beirut, Bogota, Cairo, Jakarta, Iraq, Mogadishu, Qatar, Ramallah, Sarajevo, Vienna, and hundreds of other locations around the world. With content from 500 translated news sources and over 130 countries, the database offers a clean, intuitive interface with searchable full-text content. You can choose to browse the database casually or take advantage of the powerful search tools that allow users to search the full text or metadata fields, including source title, country or city of source, source language, date of publication, topic and more.
Want to know what countries and titles are available? You can view and search the World News Connection Country and Title List. You also can contact our Social Sciences & History Librarian, Amanda Binder, to learn more about this news archive.
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