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Research Guides

Middle East and North Africa

Accessing Current Major News Sources

News Sources Recommended by Dr. Snider






You can also obtain Al Jazeera and Middle East Institute podcasts on iTunes.

English-language translations of Middle East media are also available at and The World News Connection/Open Source Center.  Be aware that any translated work you use could be (1) unrepresentative and (2) poorly translated.





Foreign News Sources

NEW! World News Connection Archive, formerly called FBIS from the Open Source Center, it is the best source for translated foreign news from all over the world, covering from 1995-2013.

Media Monitoring System & Broadcast Monitoring System

The Media Monitoring System (MMS) is a powerful translation and archival program of multinational media from across the globe created by Raytheon BBN Technologies and hosted at Texas A&M University, the only institution of higher education with this system. It gives the user access to non-English media sources of world events via the systems’ comprehensive search function capabilities spanning multiple languages.  TAMU affiliates may request access from the project:

There are 2 "channels" offered through this project: