World News Connection 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. Ultimately World News Connection grew to include over 500 news sources from over 130 countries.
These daily updates were discontinued after December 31, 2013, but researchers can still access East View’s World New Connection 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.
The World News Connection Archive, developed by East View, offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this resource, and features searchable full-text content. East View designed the database specifically for World News Connection, with a clean, intuitive interface and 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.