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?

28 Comments

  1. Dalili

    I don’t have a favorite international news source, I visit the following websites in equal measure:

    The BBC
    Al Jazeera
    The Daily Nation & The Standard(for Kenyan News)

    I visit CNN & Fox News but not as faithfully as the other three listed above, not for international news.

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  2. LemonnLime

    The Journal out of Berlin, NHK out of Tokyo, Le Monde, and BBC.

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  3. Misty_Moonsilver

    I hate to admit it, but I visit CNN everyday.
    I lived in Japan and I like to keep tabs on it so I read Japantoday.
    I would also like to live in France and I knew about their elections but I’d like to read their daily news.

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    • @Misty_Moonsilver,

      How did you come to live in Japan? Are you an ESL teacher?

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  4. I like the BBC for a global perspective.

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  5. kidole

    Link TV is the best for anyone with Direct TV.

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