Best international news programmes: A list 2


An effort to build a list of good international news programmes to get news from diverse perspectives

Over the last few years, I have developed an interest in international affairs. Unfortunately, International English news sources were dominated by channels in USA and Britain.  BBC and CNN that were available widely had some high quality programmes but put forward highly circumscribed views.  My earning for diversity of views got a fillip with online news channels.  I am now trying to compile a list of good weekly programmes, documentaries, etc. that we can watch now and then to catch up with major issues in different countries.  Without such a list, it would be impossible to keep up with all the new resources that are becoming available now through You Tube and other sources.

Your suggestions please

I will build a list and publish it here soon.  In the meanwhile, I would appreciate your suggestions from mainstream or alternate channels from different regions.  Some examples include:

  1. NDTV (India): We the people
  2. CNN-IBN (India): Devil’s advocate
  3. Al Jazeera’s (Middle East): People & Power
  4. Dawn News TV (Pakistan): Talk back
  5. BBC (UK): Hard talk
  6. PBS (USA): Frontline
  7. CNN (USA): GPS by Fareed Zakaria
  8. University of California Television (USA): Conversations with history
  9. Fox News (USA): O’Reilly Factor (To say the least, this represents a point of view!)

I would like to expand this list and identify good sources for other areas including African countries, Latin America, etc. If you know of a good crisp TV programme that is available online, please let me know with a comment below.

Thank you.


About Vivek Srinivasan

I work with the Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University. Before this, I worked with the Right to Food Campaign and other rights based campaigns in India. To learn more, click here.


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