When Francois Hollande was elected as the President of France, I made a note to read a bit more about the election and what having a socialist in office would mean for the country. A few of my friends living abroad took to social media to share their personal reactions and those of their neighbors. Despite wanting to live in France, I wasn’t completely current with the country’s politics. I needed to know more. I should know more. As I scrolled through my CNN World newsfeed, I realized how much world news was missing from my daily news consumption.
While my desire to be knowledgeable about current events is strong, I always feel like there’s never enough time. With the 24-hour news cycle, I’m constantly reading and there is always more. Filtering news becomes an interesting task because it’s possible to end up with an extremely limited and one-sided view, even when your goal is to expand and think globally.
How do you choose which international events to follow? Do you pay more attention to specific countries and regions? What is your favorite source for world news?