News Search Engines, Gateways, and Aggregators
Chipwrapper– “A collection of resources for searching [leading] UK newspapers on the internet.”
EINnews– Very useful global news service for “access to breaking news that is organized within 300+ country, regional, U.S. state and specialized topic sections. EINnews content is derived from monitoring over 35,000 news sources and news sections.”
Global Voices– “An international, volunteer-led project that collects, summarizes, and gives context to some of the best self-published content found on blogs, podcasts, photo sharing sites, and videoblogs from around the world, with a particular emphasis on countries outside of Europe and North America.” “A non-profit project founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a research think-tank focused on the Internet’s impact on society.”
Google News– Excellent portal draws news from thousands of English-language sources worldwide, using Google full-text search technology for constant real-time updating, allowing users to scan headlines and to search in depth. Has searchable archives. International versions of Google News allow country and language-specific searches.
MagPortal– Well-structured, large, searchable, annotated directory of free magazine articles online, including those in international affairs topics.
MetaGrid– Directory and search engine for thousands of newspapers and magazines online, by topic, country, or world region.
News Mantis– Posts a “lengthy list of permission-based RSS feeds and streaming video that pull together stories from news sources located throughout the world. You may address these feeds by region or country or choose from a lengthy list of topics and issues.”
NewsNow– An excellent London-based news aggregator that constantly updates feeds from thousands of press and newsblog sources, with access by hundreds of topics and subtopics or by keyword search.
Track This Now– “Track news articles on any topic across the world in real time… Enter a keyword and select the country or country group that you want to track,” then “Click on the placemarks on the map to read news from that country” about your topic.
World News Network– Excellent, highly-rated gateway to a very large number of World News Network online news sources worldwide (including specialized ones), by region, country, and topics of coverage, plus search capabilities for news items in many languages.
Other News Sources
• Abyz News Links– Links to many thousands of newspapers and other news sources from around the world, those with news content of widespread interest.
• AllYouCanRead.com– Searchable directory to access online magazines and newspapers from around the world, by country and category, some free and some with fee.
• Australian Newspapers Online– From the National Library of Australia, a comprehensive links directory by title, state, and town.
• BBC News Online– World news from one of the most trusted sources, in print, audio, and video. Note the World Service section in many languages and the World Service Newshour (in audio, for live reports on world news).
• Big Project– From the UK, a large Internet directory of English-language newspapers worldwide.
• CNN Interactive–World News– World news and weather from the Cable News Network, including special editions and several languages for the main world regions in CNN International. See and hear news broadcasts at CNN Video.
• Canadian Broadcasting Corporation– News from a prestigious source, with much audio and video available.
• Christian Science Monitor– Excellent online content from an award-winning U.S. daily with an international perspective.
• Economist– The outstanding global news weekly from London, with research tools and searchable archives. There is a section for audio and video features. Note the Country Briefings, summaries with “articles from The Economist, background profiles, forecasts and statistics from the Economist Intelligence Unit, market and currency updates, newswires and links.”
• eFinancial News– Electronic edition of Financial News, an excellent source for European financial news.
• Environmental News Network– Excellent for news, features, multimedia, and special reports.
• euronews– Leading European news video channel, with international news, weather, features, and topic directories in several languages, from a European perspective.
• Financial Times– The famous international business and finance newspaper from London.
• Institute for War & Peace Reporting– News, analysis, reports, media programs, free e-mail bulletins, and links about current world conflicts.
• International Business Times– Fine source for global business news, with several country-based international editions available, in the respective languages.
• International Herald Tribune– This excellent news source from Paris mastheads itself as “the global edition of the New York Times.”
• Inter Press Service– World news stressing developing countries, from a “global news agency producing independent news and analysis about events and global processes affecting the economic, social and political development of peoples and nations, especially in the [global] South.” Focus of the site is on civil society and the South, development issues, globalization, and those excluded from it.
• Kidon Media-Link– Links to about 20,000 “newspapers and other news sources from almost every country and territory in the world.”
• KIOSKEN– “Links to news media all over the world, mainly to newspapers in the countries’ own language(s).”
• Le Monde Diplomatique– World-renown French language newspaper; this link is to the English-language edition with searchable archives.
• New Europe– “The European weekly, published since 1993, is a unique product carrying news and analyses from 49 countries with a particular emphasis on the EU institutions and EU-World relations.”
• New York Times– Fine international section. Site features a free searchable archive of full-text NYT news items back to 1851. Note the Times College Web Site with features (some international) for students and faculty.
• Newspaperindex– Presents the most important online newspapers in most countries of the world. All newspapers listed have “websites with free public access that have a local editorial staff of independent journalists and in most cases a print version as well.”
• Online Newspapers.com– A global listing of thousands, by country, from Web Wombat, an Australian search engine company.
• Overseas Security Advisory Council– From the U.S. Department of State, advisories on security-related issues around the world including “Travel Advisories, Public Announcements, daily security related news articles, overseas reports on security and crime incidents, terrorist group profiles, significant anniversary dates, general crime information for cities and countries, locations and contacts at U.S. posts overseas, and updates on new or unusual situations.”
• Paperboy– Excellent source, with thousands of links by prestige, country, news agency, audio, special topics.
• Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty– “Daily report of developments in Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia, based on news gathered by the correspondents, services and regional specialists of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty,” whose mission is “to provide uncensored news and information to countries where a free press is either banned by the government or not fully established.”
• Reuters– Top world and business news stories from this prestigious agency.
• Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs– A daily compendium of links to carefully selected items on security issues in the world press, from the Canadian Forces College.
• Time– The prestigious American weekly news magazine, available online in several editions– United States, Europe, Asia, and South Pacific.
• Today’s Front Pages– Unusual offering from the Newseum (USA), today’s front pages from hundreds of newspapers from scores of countries, “in their original, unedited form,” enlargeable and with links to the web sites of those papers.
• Voice of America News– News and special reports, printed and audio (in scores of languages), from this U.S. government international service.
• Washington Post World Section– With regional news pages, and searchable by countries, topics, or keywords. Also check out the Search the World page for access by country and other features. Note the interactive PostGlobal feature, “an experiment in global, collaborative journalism, a running discussion of important issues among dozens of the world’s best-known editors and writers. It aims to create a truly global dialogue, drawing on independent journalists in the countries where news is happening.”
• Watching America– “Discover What the World Thinks About U.S.” with English language translations of foreign press commentary about the United States and its foreign policy, from around the world and with links to the original sources.
• World News Guide– From the UK’s Guardian, a directory of “the best news sources on the world wide web.”
• World-Newspapers– Searchable directory of online English-language newspapers and news sites around the world, by country, plus magazines by type.
• World Newspapers Online– Access the principal newspapers of each country, by geographical region or by name search.
• Worldpress– “Nonpartisan magazine whose mission is to foster the international exchange of perspectives and information. It contains articles reprinted from the press outside the United States, as well as originally written material… Drawing upon publications around the globe, and a network of correspondents in dozens of countries… provides an understanding of the information that shapes opinions and views in other societies.”
International radio and television
“Global voices, global visions: International radio and television broadcasts via the Web”– Annotated article on Internet radio and television around the world, as of March 2008, in full-text and with hypertext links, from the “College and Research Libraries News” of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Internet Stations and Station Directories
• Beeline TV– “Watch free online TV stations from all over the world. Beeline TV provides a selection of the best broadband internet television stations.”
• BRS Web-Radio– One of the most comprehensive directories of radio stations on the Internet.
• Canadian Broadcasting Corporation– News from this prestigious source, with much audio and video available.
• Channel Africa– Unique, all-African news and information broadcasting service, selecting news and information from the entire African continent and abroad, on shortwave radio and the Internet, in several languages, including English, text, and audio.
• Find Internet TV– Searchable directory of online broadcasts from around the world, arranged by category, language, and country. Includes a facility to save your favorite Internet TV stations and a forum.
• Internet-radio-guide– “Searchable radio directory with about 23,000 free radio stations from all over the world, sorted by genre and country. Users can maintain their own favorites list. Real time title and artist information is provided for most of the stations.”
• Live Radio on the Internet– Thousands of links to stations from over 100 countries.
• Media UK Internet Directory– Lists UK radio and TV stations live on the WWW, also magazines and newspapers.
• NetTVDB– “The Internet TV database that has the largest collection of [free] Internet TV stations, live video, and live TV feeds in the world.”
• Public Radio Fan– “Features schedule listings for thousands of public radio stations and programs around the world. Follow the audio links to hear your favorite programs and discover new ones.”
• Radio Flood– “Your source for free, online, streaming Internet radio stations. Easily searchable and updated daily.”
• Radio-Locator– One of the most complete and user-friendly lists on the Internet, sorted in several ways.
• Radio Station World– Large informational directory of “listings of local radio stations on the web, in depth listings of local television broadcast stations throughout North America… national and regional broadcast networks, digital radio information, satellite radio and radio service providers, as well as a growing list of links to sites that deal with the radio broadcasting industry. “
• RadioTower– Searchable, sorts by many categories, countries, and languages.
• Real Radio Guide– Search for radio stations broadcasting on the Internet, by programming, country, and language. From RealNetworks.
• Voice of America News– The international multimedia broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government, with online recordings and live audio in many languages.
• World Wide Internet TV– Searchable website catalogs and links thousands of online TV stations worldwide by country and type of programming. “Your portal to watch live and on demand online television broadcasts.”
Directories and Search Engines for International Relations and Foreign Policy Journals and Magazines
Google Scholar– “Enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research…to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.” Many international affairs sources are included.
Law Journals On The World-Wide Web– From the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge, “this page lists law journals on the WWW which have some substantive full text content.”
MagPortal.com– Well-structured, large, searchable, annotated directory of free magazine articles online, including those in international affairs topics.
Military Education and Research Library Network (MERLN)– The searchable joint site of military education libraries in the United States (mainly) and Europe, providing access to the library holdings and online information resources of the “largest and most comprehensive collections of military information resources in the world.” Note the section on online publications of MERLN participants. The Professional Military Journal Reading Room features annotated links to online U.S. and Canadian military journals. The Military Policy Awareness Links are current listings of quality online information and analysis sources, posted by the National Defense University Library as a current awareness service on major topics of U.S. military policy.
Policy Library– An excellent social, economic, and foreign policy site, with a large database of free, online full-text studies from leading research organizations. Many international affairs papers included, plus links to major research sources.
Some Principal International Relations and Foreign Policy Journals and Magazines
(Only those with significant content online, cost-free)
• American Diplomacy– A free, quarterly “electronic journal of commentary, analysis, and research on American foreign policy and its practice,” run largely by retired U.S. diplomats, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with archive.
• Arms Control Today– From the Arms Control Association, a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies. Full-text online and back issues.
• Atlantic Monthly Online– This American magazine of commentary and opinion posts numerous full-text articles and interviews on international and American foreign policy topics.
• Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists– Online articles about nuclear and arms-control issues, from the Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science.
• Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs– This independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization is dedicated to research and education at the nexus of ethics and international affairs and offers several journals with selected articles available online.
• Comparative Connections– An online journal on East Asian bilateral relations from the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Pacific Forum.
• Embassy– “Canada’s Foreign Policy Newsweekly” about “Canadian foreign policy, how foreign policy and international issues affect Canadian domestic politics, and the key players who conduct business for Canada on the international stage.”
• Ethics & Global Politics– From Co-Action Publishing, “peer reviewed international Open Access journal whose aim is to foster theoretical contributions to the study of global politics… novel ways of understanding and conceptualizing the political challenges the world faces today, for instance in relation to global institutional arrangements, environmental protection, policy development, poverty, technology and knowledge, future generations, and migration.”
• Foreign Affairs– The highly prestigious scholarly journal from the Council on Foreign Relations, New York City. Contents and some full-text articles and book reviews online, with archive, plus links to related online resources.
• Foreign Policy– “Vibrant, daily online magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas” posts articles, web exclusive stories, numerous insightful special reports, popular blogs, and news, from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Note especially the much-commented Terrorism Index and Failed States Index.
• Foreign Service Journal– From the American Foreign Service Association, “foreign affairs from an insider’s perspective,” including Foreign Service officers, ranking academics, and diplomatic correspondents. Contents and some articles online, plus online archive. AFSA is the professional association of the United States Foreign Service.
• Globalist– Excellent and comprehensive daily online magazine about the global economy, politics and culture that “provides a daily account of key issues before the global community,” with news, features, quizzes, and information on many facets of globalization.
• Harvard International Review– Some full-text articles online from this prestigious international affairs magazine from the Harvard International Relations Council.
• Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law– Annual “peer-reviewed, scholarly journal designed to address international human rights issues more broadly,” published by the Council for American Students in International Negotiations. Posts all articles online in full-text.
• International Affairs Forum– Web journal from the Center for International Relations, “a nonprofit, tax exempt organization based in the Washington, D.C. area unaffiliated with any group or ideology… devoted to the independent exchange of international affairs, intelligence and economics views and information.” Includes a research portal, interviews, on-line roundtables, and op-eds.
• International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law– “The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law’s quarterly journal of analysis on global civil society. IJNL addresses legal topics as well as social, cultural, political and economic issues affecting the legal environment… electronically distributed without charge to subscribers.” Also note ICNL’s Online Library, “a searchable directory of key research.”
• Journal of World-Systems Research– From the Institute for Research on World-Systems, University of California, Riverside, and the Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies, Division of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, full-text online.
• MIT International Review– The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s “first interdisciplinary journal of international affairs,” designed “to support solution-oriented discourse on challenges facing our global community.” Posts all articles online, cost-free.
• Multinational Monitor– Online articles about corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues, and the environment. From the Ralph Nader-founded Essential Information.
• The National Interest– Pays particular attention to ideas, and the way in which cultural and social differences, technological innovations, history, and religion affect the behavior of states. Contents and some articles online.
• New Internationalist– Magazine focusing on issues of world poverty and inequality, and committed to the radical changes so that the basic material and spiritual needs of all can be met. Large searchable archive of online articles.
• Nonproliferation Review– “Refereed journal concerned with the causes, consequences, and control of the spread of weapons of mass destruction.” Contents and selected articles, from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.
• Parameters– Journal of the U.S. Army War College, on “the art and science of land warfare, joint and combined matters, national and international security affairs, military strategy, military leadership and management, military history, military ethics, and other topics of significant and current interest to the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense.” Full-text online, site search, archives.
• Perspective– From the Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology, and Policy, Boston University, this bimonthly journal offers online analyses of current events in Russia and the Newly Independent States.
• RAND Review– Flagship magazine of the RAND Corporation, “showcases RAND research on a variety of timely and relevant issues facing the world today,” featuring many international affairs topics.
• Review of International Organizations– Original scientific contributions analyzing the operations and policies of IGOs, governments, NGOs, and softer institutions and networks of international cooperation.
• Russia in Global Affairs– Fine quarterly journal, with full contents online, “the foremost reading for those who demand a competent outlook on Russia’s stand on vital international issues… from a global perspective… The contributing authors comprise the most prominent Russian and foreign policymakers and experts in government, business and academia…”
• Strategic Insights– “Produced by the Center for Contemporary Conflict at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Strategic Insights is a bi-monthly electronic journal offering timely, concise assessments of U.S. and international security issues.”
• Wilson Quarterly– The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution posts the full text of articles from the current edition of this quarterly periodical, which often includes international themes.
• World Policy Journal– From the World Policy Institute at New School University, focusing on cultural and economic factors in international affairs, and the requirements for a civil society. Contents and some articles online, plus back issues and lectures viewable online.
• World Press– “Nonpartisan magazine whose mission is to foster the international exchange of perspectives and information. It contains articles reprinted from the press outside the United States, as well as originally written material.”
• World Today– Current issue (only) is offered without cost by Chatham House, the UK’s foremost, world-class institute for international affairs research–”presents authoritative analysis on a variety of current topics in each monthly issue… vital background for experts, business planners, academics and those curious about the world we live in.”
• WorldView– “Quarterly magazine of news and commentary about the Peace Corps world… bringing the events and people of the less-developed places in this world to U.S. readers, [with] recent news summaries from more than 90 nations, reviews of books written by or about the developing world, new and original fiction by developing-world writers, and reporting, essays, and opinions about events.” Posts current issues and an archive.
• YaleGlobal Online– This excellent comprehensive and searchable web journal from the Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization features many articles, lectures, news items, and links about globalization in its diverse aspects and effects.