Read, see or listen to national and global news before they are announced
by the traditional media. Get those interesting background facts. Get special
interest news stories that seldom appear in traditional print. Sure, you
read newspapers, watch TV, and listen to radio, but did you know how limited
their stories are? Are you content with the same old fires and murders, terrible
things that happen day in and day out?
Traditional news media just
give you a small part of the news. Their editors are not concerned
about YOUR particular interests. They serve a large group of readers,
viewers or listeners with different interests in mind.
Go online and discover the
difference. Online news has an enormous width and depth. Besides "popular"
news, you will find stories that few editors bother to print. This may give
you better insight in current developments, and in as much details as you
Balance your news intake between
traditional and digital offerings, letting one complement the other. Get
your news in whatever format and time frame that suit your needs. Decide
what stories are important based on your own interest, and enjoy the feeling
of freedom, diversity, and power.
Most commercial online services
offer news, and free news is exploding on the Internet. Most stories come
from large news agencies and newspapers. Often, you can read and search articles
from magazines, newsletters and other special publications.
Although not as convenient
to carry as a real newspaper or as easy to watch as the 6 o'clock news, online
news is a valuable resource for those whose jobs depend on up-to-date
information. The ability to search today and yesterday's news makes it
You can even take it one step
further: Access raw news feeds from major world wire services, automatic
article-clipping folders, Internet mailing lists, and paperless electronic
newsletters. Interact with the digital media as broadcast and print outlets
bring their stories, staffers, and the occasional name-in-the-news into the
realm of the modem.
The cost of reading a given
news item varies by online service. An article that sets you back three cents
on one service, may cost two dollars to read on another, or be free on the
Note: Expect it to be many
times more expensive (or cheap) to read the same article from the same news
provider on another online service. So, compare prices.
In Norway, we can read local language news from print media like Dagens
Naeringsliv, Aftenposten, Kapital, and news wires from NTB and other local
sources. Local language news is available online in most countries.
Reading local news on national
online services used to be more expensive than on major global online services.
As competition among global news providers escalates, this is changing. In
addition, many newspapers now offers articles for free on the World Wide
Web. Here are some examples:
The Daily Record and Sunday
Mail, a Scottish tabloid newspaper based in Glasgow, offers News,
Sport, Features, a Magazine section, Tourism information, Historical Information,
Telephone Dating, Competitions, Cartoons, Crossword, Agony Aunt, Picture
Gallery and much more.
is at http://www.aftonbladet.se,
and Dagbladet (Norway) at
http://www.dagbladet.no/. For a country
by country listing of online newspapers throughout the World, check
My favorite provider of free daily international news top stories is
World News section. This is a selection of headlines dated December
|Boeing merger creates airline superpower
|Zimbabwe earmarks farms for seizure
|Annan to press U.S. on U.N. debt
|Mother Teresa suffers erratic heartbeat
|Unions, Courts Deliver Blows to Milosevic
|Several Said Hurt in Attack on Saddam's Son
|Rwandan refugee tide swells
||CNN World News
|Amid tensions, Arafat telephones Netanyahu
||CNN World News
Their offerings also include Information Technology News, Science &
Technology News, and Business News.
Infoseek's News Center, you
can search for specific names, phrases or words in the past 30 days of news
stories from Reuters, Business Wire and PR
Newswire. In addition, you can search current headline news as published
by Chicago Tribune, CNN, Los Angeles Time, MSNBC, and The New York Times.
Click to access the full texts.
You can "Personalize" your
news, and have Infoseek deliver only the news that interests you every time
you return to the site. Also, you can have news headlines sent you by email.
Once per week, my communications
system sends off a message to the WWW by email service at
Chapter 12). The message contains the command
After a while, a list of files in the Global Interactive News Briefs Archive
arrives in my mailbox. Each brief contains a digest of articles about the
Internet printed in media around the world. I return the URL of the most
recent news brief to the Agora server to receive the full report.
Some time ago, a well-known
Norwegian industrialist visited my office. I showed off online searching
in Brainwave for NewsNet newsletters, and stumbled
over a story about his company.
"Incredible!" he said. "We have not even announced this to our
Norwegian employees yet."
Sometimes, American online services give news from other countries earlier
than you can get it on online services from within these countries. Besides,
you may prefer stories in English.
Most Norwegians prefer to
read news in Norwegian. The Japanese want it in their language, and the French
in French. If they can get the news earlier than their competitors, however,
most are willing to read English.
Few master many languages.
Unless you live in a country where they talk Arabic, Chinese or French, chances
are that you cannot read news in these languages. English, however, is a
popular second choice in many countries, and it has become the unofficial
Esperanto language of the online world.
Reading news translated from
another language has its risks. Translators often make mistakes. One common
reason is time pressure, another inadequate knowledge of the source language.
Their cultural background may prevent them from writing an unbiased shorter
version of the source text.
The risk of inaccuracies increases
when a story, for example initially translated from Spanish into English,
are being translated into a third language.
Avoid news that has been
translated more than once, or risk the following type of experience:
On September 19, 1991, Norwegian TV brought news from Moscow. They told that
Russian president Boris Yeltsin had a heart attack.
The online report from Associated
Press, which arrived 7.5 hours earlier, talked about "a minor heart
attack" with the following additional explanation: "In Russian, the phrase
'heart attack' has a broader meaning than in English. It is commonly used
to refer to a range of ailments from chest pains to actual heart failure."
Still, expect your "personal online daily newspaper" capable of giving you
the news faster and more correctly than traditional print media. Some news
is only available in electronic form.
Seven minutes way back in 1991
On September 19, I called CompuServe to read news
and gather information about online news sources.
According to my log, I connected
through Infonet in Oslo (see Chapter 13). The total
cost for seven minutes was US$6.00, which included the cost of a long distance
call to Oslo. (Today, using CompuServe's Standard Pricing Plan, the cost
is much less!)
I read some stories, while
they scrolled over the screen. All was captured to a file on my hard disk
for later study. The size of this file grew to 32.000 characters, or almost
15 single-spaced typewritten pages (A-4 size). If I had spent less time reviewing
the lists of available stories, seven minutes would have given a larger file.
Right after having logged
on, a menu of stories appeared on my screen. The headline read "News from
The two first items caught
my attention, and I requested the text. One had 20 lines about an easier
method of finding files in the forum libraries, the other ten lines about
writing addresses for international fax messages.
The command GO APV gave me
Associated Press News Wires. You will find many similar short-cut tricks
in the online services' user manuals. This command produced the following
AP Online APV-1
1 Latest News-Updated Hourly
9 Business News
10 Wall Street
11 Dow Jones Average
12 Feature News
13 Today in History
I entered "9" for business news, and got this list of stories:
1 Women, Minority Businesses Lag
2 Child World Accuses Toys R Us
3 UPI May Cancel Worker Benefits
4 Drilling Plan Worries Florida
5 UK Stocks Dip, Tokyo's Higher
6 Dollar Higher, Gold Up
7 Farm Exports Seen Declining
8 Supermarket Coupons Big Bucks
9 Cattlemen Tout Supply, Prices
0 Tokyo Stocks, Dollar Higher
The screen stopped scrolling by "MORE !" Pressing ENTER gave a new list.
None of them were of any interest.
Pressing M (for previous menu) returned me to the "APV-1" menu. On CompuServe,
such videotext page numbers are given in the upper right corner of each menu
display. I selected "World" for global news, which gave:
6 Two Killed In Nagorno Karabakh
7 Yugoslavia Fighting Rages On
8 Storm Kills Five In Japan
9 Afghan Rebels Going To Moscow?
0 19 Killed in Guatemala Quakes
Oh, a storm in Japan! Interesting. I was due to leave for Japan soon, and
entered 8 at the MORE ! prompt to read. My screen was filled with text in
a few seconds.
"This is for later study," I thought, pressed M to return to the menu, and
then ENTER to get the next listing:
1 Bomblets Kill American Troops?
2 No Movement On Hostage Release
3 Baker Plans Return To Syria
4 Baker, King Hussein To Confer
5 Madame Chiang Leaving Taiwan?
6 Baker Leaves Syria for Jordan
7 Klaus Barbie Hospitalized
8 Iraq Denounces U.S. Threat
9 Yelstin Said Resting At Home
0 SS Auschwitz Guard Found Dead
Here, I used another trick gleaned from the user manual. Entering "5,6,9"
gave me three articles in one batch with no pauses between them. Five screens
filled with text. If I had read the menu more carefully, I might also have
selected story 0. It looked like an interesting item.
"This is enough the Associated Press," I thought, and typed G NEWS for an
overview of all available news sources ("G NEWS" is an abbreviation for "GO
NEWS," or "GO to the main NEWS menu"):
1 Executive News Service ($)
3 Associated Press Online
6 The Business Wire
7 Newspaper Library
8 UK News/Sports
9 Entertainment News/Info
10 Online Today Daily Edition
11 Soviet Crisis
First, a quick glance at 6, which presented itself in these words: "Throughout
the day The Business Wire makes available press releases, news stories, and
other information from the world of business. Information on hundreds of
different companies is sent daily to The Business Wire's subscribers."
Then choice 7: "This database contains selected full-text stories from 48
newspapers from across the United States. Classified ads are NOT included
in the full-text of each paper."
Their list of newspapers included Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and San Francisco
Chronicle. The latter is known for its many inside stories from Silicon Valley.
Choice 8 gave news from England. There, I selected UK News Clips, and received
the following menu of news reports:
U.K. News Clips
93 stories selected
1 RTw 09/19 0818 YUGOSLAV AIR FORCE HITS CROATIAN COMMUNICATIONS
2 RTw 09/19 0755 CROATIA BATTLES CONTINUE AS EC PONDERS PEACE FORCE
3 RTw 09/19 0753 ARAB PAPERS SAY MOSCOW WANTS MIDEAST PARLEY DELAYED
4 RTw 09/19 0749 DOLLAR STANDS STILL, SHARES DRIFT LOWER IN ...
5 RTw 09/19 0729 EARNINGS GLOOM REVERSES LONDON STOCKS' EARLY GAINS
6 RTw 09/19 0716 SOVIETS NEED 14.7 BILLION DOLLARS FOOD AID, EC SAYS
7 RTw 09/19 0707 IRA SAYS IT KILLED TIMBER YARD WORKER IN BELFAST DOCKS
8 RTw 09/19 0706 BRITISH CONSERVATIVE CHIEF PLAYS DOWN TALK OF ...
9 RTw 09/19 0630 FINANCE RATES
10 RTw 09/19 0603 REUTER WORLD NEWS SCHEDULE AT 1000 GMT THURSDAY ...
The numbers in column four signify the release times of the stories. The
articles are fed continuously from the news wires.
Next stop was the UK Newspaper
Library. Here, you can search in full-text stories from The Daily and Sunday
Telegraph, Financial Times, The Guardian,
UK News. The latter offers selected articles from The Daily & Sunday
Telegraph, Financial Times, The Guardian, Today, The Independent, Lloyd's
List, The Observer, and The Times/Sunday
In 1991, the rate for searching
the UK Newspaper Library was US$6.00 for up to ten hits. For another US$6.00,
I could get a menu with an additional ten stories. The rate was US$6.00 to
read the full text of selected stories. These rates were added to CompuServe's
normal access rates.
For more about "clipping" of news, check out
Chapter 11. This Chapter is also contains pointers
to business related news.
The news service "Soviet Crisis" was my final destination. It was just a
few weeks after the attempted coup in Moscow, and I was eager for reports.
OTC NewsAlert had the following interesting story:
OTC 09/19 0750 FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE SOVDATA DAILINE IS LAUNCHED
The selection gave three screens with information about a new online service.
Briefly, this is what it said:
"The SovData DiaLine service includes an on-line library of more than
250 Soviet newspapers, business and economic periodicals, profiles of more
than 2,500 Soviet firms and key executives that do business with the West,
legislative reports and other information."
It also said that part of the database was available through
LEXIS-NEXIS, and soon through
Data-Star, FT Profile
Reuters, Westlaw, and GBI. Undoubtedly,
the name has changed by now.
Finally, a fresh story about the fate of the KGB. I read another fifty lines,
entered OFF (for "goodbye CompuServe"), and received the following verdict:
Thank you for using CompuServe!
Off at 09:03 EDT 19-Sep-91
Connect time = 0:07
Seven minutes. Fifteen typed pages of text. US$6.00. Not bad!
An overwhelming choice
I assume that your "daily online newspaper" will contain other stories. But
where do you start?
On the Internet, consider
Clarinet, an electronic publishing network
service providing commercial news and information. It provides general,
international, sports, technology, entertainment and professional financial
news, special features and columns.
Individual.com provides commercial
news . With more than 25,000 pages refreshed daily, over 1,500 topic areas
broken down into 240 categories within more than 20 industries, it covers
a lot of ground. They claim receipt of up to 20,000 news stories each day
from over 700 English language sources - newspapers, magazines, trade weeklies,
newsletters, news, and press release wires. (October 1996)
You can read preselected news
by topic area, or have your own "individualized" issue - based on your own
keywords - sent you by e-mail every business morning.
Individual.com's sources include
the following international titles: Newsbytes, Advertising Age International,
Euromarketing, Inter Press Service, ITAR/TASS, Lloyd's List, Korea Economic
Daily, Kyodo News International, Network World, Nikkei English News, OPEC
News Agency, Reuter Business Report, Reuter E.C. Report, Reuter European
Business Report, Reuters Asia Pacific Business Report, Traffic World, Xinhua
News Agency, Agence France Presse, Asian Aviation News, BioWorld Today, BioWorld
Weekly, Business China, Business Eastern Europe, Business Europe, Business
Latin America, European Media Business & Finance, International Banking
Regulator, International Petroleum Finance, Japan Chemical Week, PHARMA Japan,
Reuter Corporate World News, Reuter Energy Report, Reuter Money News Service,
Reuter Transcript Report, Reuter World News Service, World Airline News,
World Airport Week, World Gas Intelligence.
Reading article abstracts
is free. By paying a symbolic subscription fee, you get access to the full
For general news, start with
major newswires, like Associated Press, Agence
Xinhua, Reuters, and the like.
Check links to broadcasting
sources of news in many languages at
Choices include BBS, Channel 4 (United Kingdom), Deutsche Welle (Germany),
Teletekst from NOS (Holland), Scandinavian broadcasters, Community Broadcasting
Association of Australia, CBS, Radio Japan, the Internet Multicasting Service,
US-based radio stations, CPB and NPR (USA), Radio Canada, Radio France, Radio
and TV schedules from Finland, and more.
Inter Press Service (IPS)
has a World News Index with news
in English, Dutch/Flemish, Finnish, German, Kiswahili, Norwegian, Spanish,and
Voice and video, please!
The Current Awareness
Resources using Internet Audio and Video page links to audio/video
services that can be used in monitoring current events. It focuses on English
language news/public affairs services. Most links will take you to within
one click of the desired service. In other situations the audio will begin
after clicking on the link. To use these links, you'll need
RealPlayer from RealNetworks
Sites offering voice and video
news through the net include:
canalweb.net (France). Example:
"Tin Tuc TV": Franco-Vietnamese bilingual Internet TV channel dedicated
to cross-cultural issues (philosophical, ethnic and social): reflexion,
tolerance, satire. Every fortnight on canalweb.net.
BBC (England) online radio broadcasts.
Example: Broadcasts in Central Asian languages, like
Azeri, and Russian.
Here are some other interesting choices: The
Online radio stations
a database of program listings for hundreds of public radio stations around
the world; Current Awareness
Resources via Streaming Audio & Video.
Searching the news
The News Index news only search
engine indexes current articles from hundreds of sources from around the
world. It is not an archive, but a resource for finding more information
on current topics you are interested in. The news is broken up into various
topics such as business, politics, sci-tech, and opinion. Use it to read
different versions of a story, and hopefully derive some semblance of what
actually occurred. Use it to find multiple sources if your first choice want
to charge you for reading it.
By following a large number
of papers, you can follow ongoing stories as they happen. Use it to monitor
what goes on within a topic of interest. Search for a topic by submitting
keywords. Hits containing all keywords are listed first. Click on the link
to get an article's text.
These search engines also
focus on today's news (English language sources only):
For more, check
also includes historical archives.
Times' Global Archive, you can search and read over 6 million articles
from 3,000 periodicals worldwide (March 2000), most of them for free. Keyword
searches may be modified in a number of ways, and you can select to search
one, several, or all of the indexed publication groups. Registered users
may save searches for later reference. A powerful tool for anyone searching
for current business-related news and writing.
is a meta search engine that lets you search hundreds of news archives on
the web in parallel. The collection includes news, magazine and journal sources
from a broad range of countries.
Note: While the search for information itself is free, a number of
news resources provide free summaries but charge for the full retrieval of
OCLC FirstSearch lets you
search the Fact on File World News Digest, a full-text coverage of
world politics, international affairs, the environment, science, medicine
and health, economics and business, crime, education and social issues. Articles
are drawn from over 100 global news sources. The 70,000-record database contains
the complete full text of Facts On File since 1980 (1998).
Computer, Communication, Internet News
For free daily news about the Web,
NewsLinx - Daily Web News - is
a favorite. The page for May 3, 1996, simply started like this:
Full Speed Ahead For The Internet (c|net)
Can't Sell Famous Web Names" (Boston Globe)
Gates Says Don't Worry About Web Jambs (News Tribune)
Pointcast Network Hot (Chicago Tribune)
Create Web Pages With "Liquid Motion" (Web Review)
Web Connects Siblings (Boston Globe)
Job Searching On The Web Becoming Standard (Detroit News)
Germany Plans Minor Net Regs (Reuters)
Computer Checkup Via Web (Interactive Age)
Strange Unibomber Site (Web Review)
Click on a title to get the full text.
NewsLinx features links to
stories culled from the mainstream press, with an update posted each business
day. Although there are many business or technology listings on the Web,
this service provides links to the best stories, a simple one page interface,
and focus exclusively on the Web.
NEWS.COM is another fine source
for this kind of news, as is The
New York Times' Computer News Daily section. NEWS.COM is divided
into several sections, and focuses on products and services being developed
for the Internet, stories on hardware and systems, Intranets, and technology
business news. A free electronic newsletter is also available.
Individual.com offers commercial
news within these categories
Computer Hardware & Peripherals Computer Hardware & Peripherals
Computer Software Computer Software
Computer Professional Services Computer Professional Services
Data Communications Data Communications
Interactive Media & Multimedia Interactive Media & Multimedia
If you are into computers, you owe it to yourself to check out
Newsbytes. This service offers global headline
news from bureaus around the world. The stories are sorted in sections with
names like IBM, UNIX, Government, Telecom, Trends, Business, Apple, Personal
Computers, DOS, Windows, Pen, Networks, General, Education, Health, Online,
Broadcast, Legal, Personal Digital Assistant, Chips, Super Computers. A favorite!
The IM Europe Newsdesk provides
links to news originating within the EU on information markets, multimedia,
the information society, and information and communication technologies.
The site can be accessed in English, French, and German.
News is more than news
After some time, your definition of the notion "news" may change. Since so
many conferences are also interesting sources, they should also be a part
of your news gathering strategy. Check in regularly to read what members
say about what they have seen, done, heard, or discovered.
Professional news reporters
have also discovered this. Online conferences are popular hunting grounds
for writers of the traditional press.
CompuServe forums have news sections. If you are
into Hot News and Rumors about Amiga Computers, read messages in section
3 of the Amiga Tech Forum.
Consumer Electronics Forum
has the section "New Products/News." The Journalist Forum has "Fast Breaking
News!" The Motor Sports Forum has "Racing News/Notes." The Online Today Forum
has "In the News."
Below, we have therefore combined
the traditional news providers with conferences to provide some interesting
sources sorted by part of the world:
Links to news spanning the globe
& Publisher Interactive collects data on just about every online
newspaper in the world. As of December 4, 2000, their database had 4,780
online newspaper entries. Click on newspapers. List papers by continent by
clicking on an Interactive World Map. Search to locate individual online
publications or list papers by country. It also lists magazines (4,045),
radio stations (1,928), syndicated news services (235), television sites
(1,323), and more.
Media-Link (The Netherlands) is another worldwide index of online
users to select a country and city via pull-down menus and then the newspaper's
homepage in a new window.
offers over 1,500 links to free local news and information sites in Africa,
Antarctica, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Eastern and Western Europe,
Middle East, North, South and Central America, West Indies (December 1999).
Sites include newspapers, radio and television stations, schools, civic and
is another fine resource.
delivers free international news via continuous feeds from Reuters, Associated
Press and The Sports Network.
United Nations Daily
BBC Worldwide Monitoring's
news reports draw upon radio, television and news agency reports from
over 3000 sources in over 140 countries, to provide fast, reliable coverage
of political and economic news. When each report comes in, it is translated
into English, but without editorial comment or analysis. Includes a transcript
service, and an alerting service, providing summaries of monitored reports
as stories unfold.
Finally, check CRAYON for
the free "CReAting Your Own
Newspaper" service. Mark off your selected batch of information sources,
and have a customized newspaper delivered to you. There's a worldwide daily
news index at
click here if you just want the weather.
Africa News Online offers
news from over 50 different sources, including 34 top African news organizations.
The site is managed by Africa News Service, a non-profit agency. Dispatches
from the Panafrican News Agency are also available. You'll find a wide range
of country and topic-specific news, including stories relating to arts and
entertainment, science and health, business and finance, and sports. An archive
of past stories is searchable.
PeaceNet's World News
Service offers several digests on Africa, covering different regions
of the continent, with coverage from the Inter Press Service (IPS):
Africa - General Overview of the Entire Continent
Southern Africa - Kalahari, Cape and Islands
West Africa - Niger Basin
West Central Africa - Congo-Logone
North Africa - Maghreb and Niles
Eastern Africa News - Rift Valley and Red Sea
IPS' writers are all local people covering the areas in which they live,
and their articles appear three days after copyright. Other sources include
the Pacific News Service, the United Nation Information Centre, Third World
Network Features, PeaceNet and EcoNet.
News by E-Mail delivers selected
stories each weekday. After free registration, subscribers can select the
topics that interest them, from industry-specific news (autos, chemicals,
transport, etc.) to various summaries (US news, world news and comment, etc.).
Available in HTML or text form, the email news stories are linked to research,
online discussions, and other resources. Users can add or drop topics at
The Weekly Mail & Guardian
(Johannesburg, South Africa) also offers news by email. Their searchable
news archive goes back to July 1994.
ZAMNET provides links
to the Africa Information Afrique News Archive. The archive contains articles
from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, SADC, South
Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe published over several
for links to specialized news sources on Somalia.
China Daily On
the Web delivers English language news from China under the headings
Top News; Home News; China Business; World Business; Money; Opinion; Sport;
Feature; World News.
China News Digest (CND) is a voluntary
non-profit organization aiming at providing news and other information services
about China-related affairs. All CND services are free of charge.
CND's English language
publications include CND-Global (three issues per week), CND-US (one issue
per week), CND-Canada (one issue per week), CND- Europe/Pacific (one issue
per week), CND-China (two issues per month).
China News Service &
Agency offers daily business news from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and
Taiwan to subscribers. The Ta
Kung Pao Chinese Daily has daily coverage of news about China and
Hong Kong in Chinese . Requires Big5 or GuoBiao software to read.
talk.politics.china is for Discussion
of political issues related to China.
Japan Press Network provides the
latest news covering Japan's high-tech industries as well as finance, economics
and the Japanese press. Nikkei (on FP Profile) has an English language
service with news articles from Nikkei and other Japanese newspapers.
Journals Information Web offers Current Awareness using access to
tables of contents of current Japanese journals and magazines. In addition,
it has The Union List of Japanese Serials and Newspapers (ULJSN) currently
includes information on 4,844 titles held by twenty libraries or accessible
over the web (1999).
To read many of the tables of contents, where these are not presented
as graphics files, you must have a computer that can display Japanese text.
The union list includes romanized information.
The Middle East News Network publishes daily news, analysis and comments
from 19 countries in the Middle East produced by Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish
and Persian press. You can read these news through
Reuters, Down Jones News/Retrieval,
and Information Access.
Arabnet brings up to the
minute Arabic news in Arabic characters. For uncensored (by the Israeli)
Palestinian news, check the
Other countries in Asia and the Pacific
For interesting links to sources of political, social and economic news about
mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Tibet, check
Asia Times Online is a daily publication
covering the Asia-Pacific region with an emphasis on politics, economics
and business. Covers China, Southeast Asia, Japan, Koreas, India/Pakistan,
Central Asia/Russia, Oceania.
AsiaNow has stories from
Asiaweek, Time Asian Edition, those broadcasted by CNN International to Asia,
and its own columnists on Asian politics, Asian Business and Technology.
It also has live news feed from global news agencies like AP and Reuters,
video and audio.
EurasiaNet provides daily
news and analysis on Central Asia and the Caucasus, and developments in Russia,
the Middle East, and Southwest Asia that bear on this region. Users can sign
up to receive a weekly bulletin by email.
News Service has a Southeast Asia digest. It includes coverage from
the Inter Press Service (IPS) on Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Cambodia,
Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, The People's Republic of China, Malaysia and
the region as a whole.
The Star, Malaysia's
leading English-language daily newspaper, brings its news at
Singapore's Straits Times is at
News Web Directory has links to newspaper, TV, radio, magazine and
Thai goverment's reports.
The Pakistan News Service is at
delivers "Indonesian Daily News Online - Berita dari Indonesia."
IraqNet - a multilingual virtual community
for Iraqis everywhere - offers headline news on Iraq.
The Hindu, a national Indian
newspaper, is experimenting with an online edition.
an interesting source of Indian news, information, articles.
Economic and Political
Weekly (EPW), India, is a social science journal featuring research
articles in economics, sociology, political science and other disciplines.
Bangla2000 lets you subscribe
to receive daily news by email about Bangladesh. In English and Bangla.
The Tibet Information Network
is an independent news and research service providing information and analysis
of current events in Tibet.
Central and South America
PeaceNet's World News
Service has a Latin America and the Caribbean digest with coverage
from IPS. The America Latina digest is the Spanish language equivalent. The
digests feature regular news from sources like La Agencia Latinoamericana
de Informacio'n (ALAI), Third World Network's Revista del Sur, and Tercer
News from Cuba, Latin America,
the Caribbean and Africa is available daily from
Radio Havana, Cuba. El Tiempo
(Colombia) is at
another source of news as seen from a Cuban perspective at
http://www.cubanet.org/. In Spanish,
German, French, and English.
Latino News Network provides
multimedia news to those interested in learning about Latinos both as a market
and as a community.
Start by visiting Editor & Publisher for
European daily news and weather. Here are links to Radio Amsterdam, Deutsche
Welle, Der Spiegel, L'Unione Sarda (Italy), RTI (Ireland), Baltic News Service,
The Vogon News Service (target is British ex-patriots) and The Electronic
Telegraph in United Kingdom, Bulgarian news, Croatian Radio News, Danske
nyheder (Denmark), Gazeta Wyborcza on-line (Poland), and much more. You can
search the Guardian OnLine
Archives in England, and the Economist is at
For a peek at El Periódico
de Catalunya (Spain), point your browser at
"Wiener Zeitung" claims
to be the oldest existing daily newspaper in the world (neary 300 years old).
Its Web page covers domestic and world news in German, general information
about Austria's government, the house of parliament, the president, articles
from the weekly computer page, and the Friday supplement, reviews of books,
records and cultural events, a chess page, and more. The
mailing list is about "what's going on in Germany - a summary of daily news
from Germany (in English)." (Try
for the German language equivalent).
For more English language
daily news covering the Baltic countries, check Editor
The Dutch language Internet
brings news from the Netherlands. You may also want to try
the News, Magazines
& Information Servers page.
Der Spiegel (Germany)
is at: http://www.spiegel.de.
The HELLENIC NEWS
database is at
For a page with Greek newspapers, try
list - for discussion of various issues related to Albania, Kosova, and
the Albanian population in the Balkans (FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia,
Greece), as well as Albanian communities world-wide.
- Macedonian News
Dow Jones Interactive offers full text from Wall
Street Journal Europe, Agence
the Paris-based International Herald Tribune, the Guardian, and others from
the United Kingdom.
The Vatican Radio is
and Radio Vaticana Kurznachrichten (in German) at
http://www.kath.de/rv/. More links to
If you know French, check
the Francopholistes l'annuaire des
listes de diffusion francophones page.
There's an abundance of online news sources covering North America. We are
therefor just including a few pointers here, like
Newslink offers links to many
U.S. newspapers, broadcast networks and affiliates, magazines and publishers,
and sites of special journalistic interest on the World Wide Web.
Editor & Publisher for more.
Russia and neighbors
Press Rover offers
free full text search of an archive of Russian newspapers and periodicals.
Your search may be limited to the following areas: Government & Society,
Business & Economy, Culture & Arts, and Family & Entertainment.
Payment is required for document retrieval only.
News Links page with links to Federal News Service, Izvestia, ITAR-
TASS, InterFax/Maximov, Nezavisimaya gazeta, Pravda-5, and an extensive list
of other Russian newspapers and magazines on the Internet, including audio
radio resources. It also have good coverage of other NIS countries, including
Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Kirghizistan, Azerbaijan, The Baltics.
PeaceNet's World News
Service offers an Eastern Europe (including Russia and the CIS) digest
with coverage from the Inter Press Service (IPS).
The Jamestown Foundation publishes
The Monitor, a daily digest of news reports from Russia and other
former Soviet republics.
A daily news summary of events
in Southeastern and Eastern Europe, the Caucusus and the Trans-Caucusus is
available from Radio Free
Europe/Radio Liberty. In addition to news briefs, RFE/RL offers features,
analysis, special reports, and press reviews. Countries covered include
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan,
Kirgistan, Latvia, Lithuania, North Caucasus and Transcaucasia, Romania,
Russia, Slovakia, South Slavic, Tajikistan, Tatar-Bashkir, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
An English-language version
of the St. Petersburg Press weekly is at
http://www.spb.su/. This Web page also offers
Severo-Zapad, a daily news source for information about northwest Russia.
Among the many others, are also English language
is a quarterly publication on East-West contacts in all aspects of
communications - including journalism, telecommunications, photography, opinion
research, advertising and public relations.
For a fee,
East View Publications offers
searchable databases of articles from the daily Russian newspapers Nezavisimaya
Gazeta and Sevodnya.
English-language news from Croatia is at
BosNet distributes information
relevant to the events in/about Republic of Bosnia-Hercegovina. Daily posting
typically consists of newsbriefs compiled from reports by UPI, RFE/RL, NYT,
Reuter, as well as other sources, such as: LA, SF, Chicago dailies; WP, WSJ,
The Economist, White House, New Republic,
Boston Globe, various Ministry Reports, FPB, etc.
Special interest news
is the world's oldest anarchist publishing group (founded in 1886). Their
FPI mailing list sends extracts from their publications with an emphasis
lets stay abreast of recent free magazine articles available online. Updated
each business day, the site organizes the articles in categories like Business,
Internet, Family and Home, Sports, Health, and Science and Technology, and
others. A keyword search engine is provided.
Newseum is definitely special
interest. It is an interactive museum of News. Online exhibits include News
Stories of the Century, the Berlin Wall and the Media and the Space Race