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U.S. Government Documents: Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS)

FBIS Reports

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) is a United States government agency which monitors and translates current news and commentary from foreign political speeches, radio and television broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, and periodicals.  These translations, or transcriptions in the case of English language materials, make up the Daily Reports.  The material is wide-reaching with an emphasis on political, socioeconomic, scientific,  technical, and environmental information.

Access to FBIS Daily Reports at Penn, 1941-present

Daily Reports by Region

Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa (II), 9/88 - 96.
SuDoc Stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-AFR- . 9/1998-5/1996
History: Continues: Daily Report. Africa (Sub-Sahara).
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Sub-Saharan Africa.
[Van Pelt: DT 348 .I533], June 1988 - May 1992.
Africa (Sub-Sahara), 6/87 - 9/88.
SuDocs stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-AFR- . 6/1987 - 9/1988
History: Continues in part: Daily Report. Middle East & Africa. Continued by: Daily Report. Sub-Saharan Africa.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Africa (Sub-Sahara).
[Van Pelt: DT 348 .I533], June 1987 - May 1988.
Middle East & Africa, 4/80 - 5/87.
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-MEA- . 4/1980 - 5/1987
History: Continues in part: Daily Report. Middle East & North Africa. Absorbed: Daily Report. Sub-Saharan Africa. Continued by: Daily Report. Africa (Sub-Saharan) and by part of Daily Report.
Near East & South Asia
.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Middle East &
Africa.
[Van Pelt: DS 41 .I533], April 1980 - May 1987.
Middle East & North Africa, 4/74 - 3/80.
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-MEA- . 1/1978 - 3/1980.
History: Split into: Daily Report. Middle East & Africa and Daily Report. South Asia.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Middle East &
North Africa.
[Van Pelt: DS 41 .U54a], Nov. 1978 - March 1980.
Sub-Saharan Africa (I), 4/74 - 3/80.
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-SSA- . 1/1978 - 3/1980.
History: Continued by: Daily Report. Middle East & Africa.
Index: Index to Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Sub-Saharan Africa.
[Van Pelt: DT 348 .D35], Dec.1978 - March 1980.

Asia, East

East Asia, 6/87 - 96 .
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-EAS- . 8/1987 - 5/1996.
History: Continues in part: Daily Report. Asia & Pacific.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. East Asia.
[Van Pelt: DS 1 .A47145], Dec. 1986 - Nov. 1992.
Asia & Pacific, 7/74 - 5/87.
SuDocs stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-APA- . 1/1978 - 5/1987.
History: Continued by: Daily Report. East Asia.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Asia & Pacific.
[Van Pelt: DS 1 .A47145], Dec. 1978 - Nov. 1986.

Asia, South

Near East & South Asia, 6/87 - 96.
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-NES- . 6/1987 - 5/1996
History: Continues: Daily Report. South Asia. and in part: Daily Report. Middle East and Africa.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Near East & South
Asia
. [Van Pelt: DS 35.3 .I533], June 1987 - May 1992.
South Asia, 4/80 - 5/87.
SuDocs stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-SAS- . 4/1980 - 5/1987
History: Continues in part: Daily Report. Middle East & North Africa. Continued by: Daily Report. Near East & South Asia.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. South Asia.
[Van Pelt: DS 331 .I473], April 1980 - May 1986.

China

China, 1/71 - 96.
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-CHI- . 1/1978 - 5/1996
History: Published under the title China from April 1981 to present. Published under the title People's Republic of China from August 1971 through March 1981. Published under the title Communist China from January through July 1971.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. China.
[Van Pelt: DS 701 .N483], Jan. 1978 - Dec. 1992.

Europe

East Europe, 1/71 - 96.
SuDocs stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-EEU- . 1/1978 - 1/1996
History: Published under the title East Europe from June 1987 to the present. Published under the title Eastern Europe from January 1971 through May 1987. Library of Congress note in RLIN reads, "Gaps in numbering sequence may indicate unpublished issues."
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. East Europe.
[Van Pelt: DJK 1 .I533], Sept. 1978 - Aug. 1992.
West Europe, 4/74 - 96.
SuDocs stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-WEU- . 1/1978 - 1/1996
History: Published under the title Western Europe from April 1974 through May 1987. Published under the title West Europe for June 1987 to present.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. West Europe.
[Van Pelt: D 901 .I533], Nov. 1978 - Oct. 1991.

Latin America

Latin America, 4/74 - 96.
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-LAT- . 1/1978 - 5/1996 (FBIS-LAT through May 1987).
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Latin America.
[Van Pelt: F 1401 .D332], Nov. 1978 - Oct. 1991.

Middle East

Neat East & South Asia, 6/87 - 96.
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-NES- . 6/1987 - 5/1996
History: Continues: Daily Report. South Asia and in part: Daily Report. Middle East and Africa.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Near East & South Asia. [Van Pelt: DS 35.3 .I533], June 1987 - May 1992.
Middle East & Africa, 4/80 - 5/87.
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-MEA- . 4/1980 - 5/1987
History: Continues in part: Daily Report. Middle East & North Africa. Absorbed: Daily Report. Sub-Saharan Africa. Continued by: Daily Report. Africa (Sub-Saharan) and by part of Daily Report. Near East & South Asia.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Middle East & Africa. [Van Pelt: DS 41 .I533], April 1980 - March 1987.
Middle East & North Africa, 4/74 - 3/80.
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-MEA- . 1/1978 - 3/1980
History: Split into: Daily Report. Middle East & Africa and Daily Report. South Asia.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Middle East & North Africa. [Van Pelt: DS 41 .U54a], Nov. 1978 - March 1980.

former Soviet Union

Central Eurasia, 1/6/92 - 96.
SuDoc stem: PrEx 7.10: FBIS-SOV- . 1/6/1992 - 1/1996
History: Continues: Daily Report. Soviet Union.
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Central Eurasia.
[Van Pelt: DK 274 .A2 N483], Jan. 1992 - Dec. 1992.
Soviet Union, 1/71 - 1/2/92.
SuDocs stem: PrEx 7.10:FBIS-SOV- . 1/1978 - 1/2/1992
Index: Index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. Soviet Union.
[Van Pelt: DK 274 .A2 N483], Jan. 1978 - Dec. 1991.