IAS 150: New Approaches to Crises and Political Transition in the Middle East and Africa: Local, Regional and International Responses

News Databases

ABYZ News Links. A portal to online news sources from around the world. The database is primarily composed of links to online newspapers, but also includes many broadcast stations, internet services, magazines, and press agencies. ABYZ News Links does not contain actual news content but only links to other news sources.

Access World News
.  Global wire services, newspapers, magazines and government documents covering politics, economics, culture, business, science, and technology, worldwide.

  Contains over 700,000 articles from 120 news publications throughout Africa. Also includes press releases and documents from 200 governments and non-governmental organizations in and outside of Africa. 30% of articles are in French

Factiva.  General and business news and information from more than 9,000 sources in 22 languages, including influential local, national and international newspapers, and news wires. Includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal (1979-present), the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals, and Bureau van Dijk company profiles.

Foreign Language News and Newspapers
. A list of freely available newspapers and magazines from Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian Sources. Compiled by the MIT Libraries.

LexisNexis Academic. Includes over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters. Wide geographic coverage and translations from foreign-language sources.

.  Brief English translations of Arabic, Kurdish, and Persian news articles from 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Diaspora. Subjects covered are Middle East and North African politics, culture, economy, and opinion pieces appearing in the print, radio, and television media of these countries, with links to the original sources.

World News Connection. Full-text translated transcriptions of radio and TV broadcasts, newspaper articles and periodicals from countries worldwide. A successor to reports from the Foreign Broadcasting Information Service and Joint Publications Research Service.

Specific News Sites and Blogs

The following are specific news and blog sources relating to the Middle East and Africa.

I-CONnect. Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law and ConstitutionMaking.org 

Al Jazeera. Award-winning international news network headquartered in Doha, Qatar.

The Arabist. News blog focusing on Egypt, broader issues in the Arab world, US policy in the Middle East, Israeli-Palestinian issues, and cultural developments in the region.

Ashaq alawsat.  Arabic international newspaper headquartered in London. 

Democracy in Africa.  Blog with analysis on issues in African politics and democracy.

Foreign Policy: The Middle East Channel. Middle east section of the bimonthly American news site covering politics, economics, integration, and other topics. 

Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP). Non-profit independent research group publishing reports and papers on Middle East conflicts.

Now Lebanon. Beirut-based Lebanese online news and opinion site.

Rebel Economy: Rebuilding After the Arab Spring. Blog founded by Farah Halime, a business journalist based in Cairo.

Sahara Media (In Arabic and French). Premier media company in Mauritania, covering the Arab Maghreb and West Africa.

Sahel Blog (Alex Thurston). News about religion and politics in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. 

Syria Comment. Blog administered by professor Joshua Landis to promote debate, information, news, criticism and analysis about Syria and related matters.

Last Update: February 10, 2014 15:28