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Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports 1941-1996

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FBIS Fulltext

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
1941-1995 [1941-1958 pending]
Frequency of Updates:
Not Applicable...see World News Connection

The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Many of these materials are first-hand reports of events as they occurred. As such, the FBIS Daily Reports constitutes an archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news.

FBIS Daily Reports is comprised of the reports from Middle East and [North] Africa (MEA), 1974-1987; Near East and South Asia (NES), 1987-1996; South Asia (SAS), 1980-1987; Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), 1974-1980 and (AFR), 1987-1996; China (CHI), 1974-1996; Asia and the Pacific (APA), 1974-1987; East Asia (EAS), 1987-1996; Latin America (LAT and LAM), 1974-1996; Eastern Europe (EEU), 1974-1996; Soviet Union/Central Eurasia (SOV), 1974-1996; Western Europe (WEU), 1974-1996.

For current reports, see World News Connection.

The IUB Libraries' Government Information, Maps and Microform Services (East Tower 2, or ET2), located on the 2nd floor of the Herman B Wells Library at 10th and Jordan, received these reports as part of the Federal Depository Library Program  on microfiche.  Feel free to contact  ET2 staff regarding reports not yet available on this fulltext database, for earlier and later reports, and about related federal documents (including Congressional and Department of State documents). 812-855-6924; email:  libgpd

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Geography
  • Jewish Studies
  • Government Information: International Documents
  • East Asian Studies
  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • International Studies
  • Government Information: Foreign Documents
  • Military Science
  • European Studies
  • History
  • Criminal Justice
  • Global Studies
  • Economics
  • African Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

World politics--1989- --Periodicals.
History, Modern--1945-1989--Periodicals.
United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service--Indexes--Periodicals.