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About World News Connection®
New information is entered into WNC every day within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast

World News Connection® (WNC) is an online news service, 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.

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 gray 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 hourly every day. Generally, this information is available within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast.

Regional categories
covered include:
Africa (Central, East, North, Southern, West)
  Americas (Caribbean, 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.

World News Connection® is compiled and distributed by the National Technical Information Service, Department of Commerce, United States of America
All rights reserved (2006)

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