FBIS Daily Reports Microform & Index
Wide-ranging information issued by the U.S. government

Quick Facts

  • Includes translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals and government statements from nations around the globe
  • Supports research in foreign affairs, political science, modern history, religion, sociology, and other areas
  • Offers sources monitored in languages of origin, translated into English and issued by an agency of the U.S. government

Overview

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports (1975-1996) consist of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals and government statements from nations around the globe. These media sources were monitored in their languages of origin, translated into English and issued by an agency of the U.S. Government.FBIS Daily Reports from Readex represent a unique resource for the study of foreign affairs, business, law, sociology, political science and more, as they cover all regions of the world. Within the FBIS Daily Reports, countries were assigned to one of eight reporting regions that were known at various times as:

  • Asia & Pacific
  • Central Eurasia
  • China
  • East Asia
  • East Europe ( Eastern Europe)
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Near East & South Asia
  • South Asia
  • Soviet Union
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • West Europe ( Western Europe)

From 1992 to 1994, the Central Eurasia Report complemented the Central Eurasia Daily Report with additional coverage of social, political and economic issues during that crucial period of change in the former Soviet Union.

The FBIS Daily Reports 
The FBIS Daily Reports are available from Readex on microfiche. Reports can be selected by region and/or by year to help fill gaps in an existing collection. The Central Eurasia Reports (1992-1996) are also available on microfiche. Also, a digital edition of FBIS Daily Reports is now available from Readex.

Index to the FBIS Daily Reports (1975-1996) 
The Index to the FBIS Daily Reports, now available online, is the key to effective use of the FBIS Daily Reports. The index includes coverage of China (beginning in 1975), the Soviet Union (beginning in 1977) and the other regions beginning in 1978 or 1979. The index was continued through final publication of the FBIS Daily Reports on paper, with actual dates varying by region during 1996. Indexing for all areas is merged together—along with indexing for the Central Eurasia Report—giving researchers convenient access to diverse information. For example, one can discover how an event is being reported, not only in the country where it occurred, but also in every other country that found reason to report on the situation.

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