Lectures on Modern Balkan History
for Current Balkan News in English
Readers visiting this Web
site sometimes are looking for news sources that originate in the Balkan region
and reflect Balkan views. Because
Balkan news is often controversial, readers may wish to sample sources from
- The following are links
to Balkan or Southeast European news media for English language readers. Most
were identified from source lists like 'Newslinks' (until it went offline
in 2003), the World Press Review gateway,
or the Internet Public Library.
Text on these sites is at least partially in English, has connected
well in tests, and is free as of this writing (a number of online
newspaper sites now limit access to subscribers). For some countries, I have
not identified a consistently available source that meets these criteria.
Free Europe/Radio Liberty provides current news about the Balkans, the
rest of Eastern Europe, and the successor states of the former Soviet Union.
The daily RFE/RL NewsLine
is no longer published, but provides an archive from 1995-2008. The twice-weekly
is now available as a free email newsletter subscription. RFE/RL is "a private,
international communications service ... funded by the US Congress" while
pursuing an independent editorial stance.
- The BBC World Service
on the Web includes a European
desk covering the Balkans.
- For historical rather
than current news texts, Rutgers University supports online access to an English
translation of Vreme
NDA (News Digest Agency) covering 1991-1997. Vreme
(published in Serbian) remains Serbia's leading independent newsmagazine.
- If you read French, Le
Courrier des Balkans posts French translations of stories from a variety
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of a larger Web site, Twenty-Five Lectures on Modern Balkan History (The
Balkans in the Age of Nationalism); click here to return to the Table
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