The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) was a department of the CIA which monitored international news media for current events reporting. The material was openly available in information sources outside the United States, and compiled, translated, transcribed, or summarised for use by other US Government agencies.
Using the FBIS Daily Reports database, we can search, retrieve, and download English language translations of media reports, speeches, and broadcasts. The material includes first-hand reports of events recorded as they occurred.
The collection has reports from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific from 1974-1996.