Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) daily reports

An archive of 20th Century news from around the world that offers Global views on United States foreign and domestic policy after World War II and covers the Cold War, China, the Middle East, Latin America, the Soviet Union.  FBIS Database Coverage: 1941-1996.

FBIS was created by the U.S. intelligence community to benefit policy makers and analysts, the FBIS Daily Reports offer foreign views and perspectives on historical events from thousands of monitored broadcasts and publications. FBIS began selecting and translating foreign materials in 1941. The majority of their translations are taken from radio broadcasts and newspapers, but also include some translations from periodicals and journals. Translated into English from more than 50 languages – from Arabic to Swahili – these comprehensive media reports from around the globe include news, interviews, speeches, and editorial commentary.

 

In addition, the FBIS daily reports includes access to the following modules through Readex that:

  • Immigrations, Migrations, and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996
    http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b3879550
    Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents and books providing global insight on immigration in the mid-to-late 20th century.

 

  • World Protest and Reform Movements: Global Perspectives, 1945-1996 http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b3879545
    Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and books providing global reaction to major protest and reform movements.

 

  • Propaganda and the Chinese Press: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996
    http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b3879543
    Articles published by major communist Chinese newspapers from 1946-1996, collected and translated into English by the CIA.

 

  • Nuclear Arms and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Global Perspectives, 1945-1996
    http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b3879542
    Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and books providing global reaction to the world Arms Race.

 

  • The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991: From the Archives of the Central Intelligence Agency
    http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b3879551
    Reports, publications, and news broadcasts offering first-hand analysis, descriptions, and viewpoints of every facet of the Cold War.

 

  • American Proxy Wars: Korea and Vietnam: Global Perspectives, 1946-1975
    http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b3879537
    Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and books covering the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts.

 

  • Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996
    http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b3879546
    Translated news broadcasts and publications on the international reaction to apartheid throughout the African continent and from around the world.

 

  • American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996
    http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b3879547
    Reports, publications, and news broadcasts covering America’s fight for racial justice, with first-hand analysis of race relations in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

 

  • Pravda Archive, 1959-1996
    http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b3879544
    Articles published by Pravda during the Cold War and the years immediately following, from 1959 to 1996, collected and translated into English by the CIA.