Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports
1941 - 1996
Transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news, translated into English. A unique historical archive essential for international studies, political science and world history. Features materials selected by the Central Intelligence Agency for distribution to U.S. policymakers and security analysts. Ideal for understanding the issues and events that preceded the current crises within the region. The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports has been the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for nearly 75 years. 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 a one-of-a-kind archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that provides fascinating insight into the second half of the 20th century.