Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Foreign News Sources

Today, more than ever, it is so important to understand how the world views us, and perhaps, more importantly, how news in our own society is filtered. All news comes through a filter; what kind of filter depends on where you are. Rather then accepting what our media says about how people see Americans, why don't you see for yourself.

The inclusion of various news sources in this list is in NO WAY an endorsement or statement regarding their credibility. These sources have been largely been selected for the numbers of their readership (although a few government outlets have been included here for contrast and comparison purposes). Regardless of truth, these news sources are the lens with which millions of people see the world and which shape their ideas and perceptions. In some most cases, the news outlets are just like ones in America, free presses in a democracy based in a market economy. However, there are some news sources funded by other governments. (Can you tell the difference?) In any case, this list is compiled so that you may examine and analyze how other peoples of the world may see themselves, and see us.

I've tried to list at least 10 sources from each major region of the world. (Africa was particularly hard; if anyone finds any good reliable African news outlets, please let me know). Also if any links are broken, or direct you to the wrong place, please let me know.


Africa

Regional
West Africa News
http://www.westafricanews.com

Kenya
The Eastern Standard
http://www.eastandard.net/

The Daily Nation
“Kenya’s Premier Newspaper”
http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/


South Africa
The Dispatch
A major news outlet of South Africa
http://www.dispatch.co.za/

The Daily Mail and Guardian
“Africa’s first online newspaper”
http://www.mg.co.za/

Asia
China
China View
The English language outlet of the official government news agency (Xinhua)
http://www.chinaview.cn/

China Daily
English version of a major newspaper in China
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/home/index.html


Bangladesh
Bangladesh Observer
“Premier English Daily since 1949”
http://www.bangladeshobserveronline.com


Japan
The Japan Times
"The World's Window on Japan"
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/

The Asahi Shimbun
A major English-language newspaper of Japan; affiliated with the International Herald Tribune
http://www.asahi.com/english/

Hong Kong
The South China Morning Post
Hong Kong's leading English language daily
http://www.scmp.com/


India
The Daily Telegraph
One of India's top English-language newspapers based in Calcutta
http://www.telegraphindia.com/

The Times of India
A major newspaper
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

Malaysia
The Straits Times
Major English news outlet in Singapore
http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/


Pakistan
The Nation
http://www.thenation.com/pk

Jang
Pakistan’s largest publisher of English and Urdu language print media
http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/index.html

South Korea
The Korea Herald
South Korea’s largest English language newspaper
http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/index.asp

Taiwan
The Taipei Times
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/

Thailand
The Bangkok Post
Thailand’s premier English language daily
http://www.bangkokpost.com

Europe
Czech Republic
Radio Prague
“The International Service of Czech Radio”
http://www.radio.cz/english/

Greece
Kathimerini
“Greece’s International English Language Newspaper”
http://www.ekathimerini.com/

Hungary
The Budapest Sun
“Hungary’s Leading English Language Newspaper”
http://www.budapestsun.com/

Italy
Ansa
English page of a major Italian news outlet
http://ansa.it/main/notizie/awnplus/english/english.html

Ireland
The Irish Independent
http://www.unison.ie/irish_independent/

Poland
The Warsaw Voice
“Polish and Central European Review”
http://www.warsawvoice.pl/

Russia
Itar-Tass
The official government Russian news agency
http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/

Moscow Times
Affiliated with the International Herald Tribune
http://www.moscowtimes.ru/

Pravda
A new source with an interesting history behind its name (see the “about” page).
http://english.pravda.ru/

St. Petersburg Times
http://www.sptimes.ru/

Switzerland
SwissInfo.org
“Switzerland’s News and Information Platform”
http://www.swissinfo.org

Turkey
“Turkey’s First and Only English Daily”
Turkish Daily News
http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/

United Kingdom
BBC World Service
British Broadcasting Corporation
http://www.bbc.co.uk

Latin America and Caribbean

Regional
Latin American Post
http://www.latinamericanpost.com/

Argentina
Buenos Aires Herald
http://www.buenosairesherald.com/

Bermuda
The Royal Gazette
Bermuda’s main newspaper
http://www.theroyalgazette.com

Chile
The Santiago Times
http://www.tcgnews.com/santiagotimes/

Costa Rica
The Tico Times
“Central America’s Leading English language newspaper”
http://www.ticotimes.net/

Cuba
Granma
Cuba’s government controlled news outlet
http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html

Jamaica
The Jamaica Gleaner
Jamaica Newspaper “Established in 1834”
http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/

Uruguay
Merco Press
“South Atlantic’s News Agency”
http://www.mercopress.com/index.asp

Venezuela
Venezuela’s Electronic News
“100% free independent of all political factions”
http://www.vheadline.com/main.asp

El Universal
http://english.eluniversal.com/

Middle East

Bahrain
The Bahrain Tribune
http://www.bahraintribune.com

Egypt
Egypt Today
“The Magazine of Egypt”
http://www.egypttoday.com

Iran
The Tehran Times
Iran's major English newspaper
http://www.tehrantimes.com/

Israel
The Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/

Jordan
Jordan Times
http://www.jordantimes.com

Lebanon
The Beirut Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/home2.asp

Palestinian Territories
The Palestine Chronicle
http://www.palestinechronicle.com

Qatar / Regional
Al Jazeera
Major Arab News network
http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage

Saudi Arabia / Regional
The Arab News
The Leading English-language daily of the Middle East
http://www.arabnews.com/

United Arab Emirates
The Khaleej Times
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/Index00.asp

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