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What did the CIA know? Look into the archive!

15 May 2018

Until 15 July 2018 staff and students of Leiden University have access to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. This Readex database contains translated transcripts of foreign news sources in the period 1941–1996 collected by the American CIA. 

Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports is a valuable source for historical research on virtually all countries in the world. The Readex interface allows users to search within reports by country, date or keywords.

Access

Access to Foreign Broadcast Information Service is through the Catalogue > Find Databases tab.