World News Connection (WNC) (On the Internet) - A foreign news service from the U. S. Government
Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service
World News Connection (WNC) is an online news service, only accessible via the World Wide Web, that offers an extensive array of translated and English-language news and information. Particularly effective in its coverage of local media sources, WNC provides you with the power to identify what really is happening in a specific country or region. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.
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The material in WNC is provided to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) by the Open Source Center (OSC), a U.S. government agency. For over 60 years, analysts from OSC's domestic and overseas bureaus have monitored timely and pertinent open-source materials, including grey literature. Uniquely, WNC allows you to take advantage of the intelligence gathering experience of OSC.
The information is obtained from full text and summaries of newspaper articles, conference proceedings,television and radio broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports. New information is entered into WNC every government business day. Generally, new information is available within 48-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast.
Regional categories covered include:
- Africa (Central, East, North, Southern, West)
- Americas (Carribbean, Central, North, South, Antarctica)
- Asia (East, South, Southeast)
- Eurasia (Caucasus, Central, Russia)
- Europe (Balkans, Central, North, South)
- Middle East
WNC is a valuable research tool for anyone who needs to monitor non-U.S. media sources. For a low monthly fee, WNC subscribers can conduct unlimited interactive searches and have the ability to set up automated searches known as "profiles". Users of all skill levels will be impressed by WNC's power and ease of use.