Open Phones: Your Foreign-Language Headlines

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Do you read a paper in another language? Listen to a non-English radio station? Or read an English paper published in a non-English-speaking country? Tell us what you're reading, what you're hearing, and what the foreign-language press is focusing on. Call in or post in the comments! You can also tweet us @brianlehrer -- use the hashtag #nonenglishnews

Comments [18]

DTorres from Nathan Strauss Projects

I like Venezuela's Telesur, because it has
such a different take on whatever news
is being reported in CNN, MSNBC, FOX.

I like reading Haaretz and Ynetnews,
everyday as well.

Apr. 14 2011 01:54 PM

See Real Reason the ATF Smuggled Guns Into Mexico by R farago

Apr. 12 2011 11:32 PM
nicolo from westbury

see Real Reason the ATF Smuggled Guns Into Mexico by R. Farago

Apr. 12 2011 11:24 PM
geo from queens

You should do this every week. great stuff.
The world has very different views on what is important and we should be open to these views.

Apr. 12 2011 11:20 AM
john from office

China can expand and build, because they can move entire neighborhoods without a problem. The public has no say or rights. Becareful what you wish for.

Apr. 12 2011 10:59 AM
bernie from bklyn

i recently read a little known non-english publication called the New York Post. i'm not sure what language this is written in but they have a very funny, interesting take on american issues as seen through retarded local views and self-serving-rich-guy-australian-carpetbagger style writing. anyone else familiar with this "newspaper"?

Apr. 12 2011 10:59 AM
Josh Levine

So THAT'S what's happening in the world!

You guys should make this a regular annual segment!

Apr. 12 2011 10:59 AM
Mike from Tribeca

Interesting segment. My contribution: The Catholic church's typically authoritarian shenanigans regarding the child molestation scandal in Ireland gets way too little press here in the states.

Btw, I've seen that "missing guns" story on many English language websites.

Apr. 12 2011 10:58 AM
Dorothy from Manhattan

I kinda' sorta' read/listen to RFI International - French Radio. Today the big sotries are: Egypt - Mubarek, Ivory Coast, Peru politics, and the veil controversy. Not a word about Lindsay Lohan. I always learn something that's not covered by US news sources.

Apr. 12 2011 10:58 AM
James from Brooklyn

Japan Times (English language)
17,500 rallied agaist nucelar power plants in Tokyo. (raliles are not common in Japan)james

Apr. 12 2011 10:57 AM
Jorge from from NJ

Been reading and listening to
Unfortunately what is different is related to drug violence. "Narcofosas" in Tamaulipas, Durango, etc. And a couple of weeks ago, there was something about the reappearance of the H1N1 virus in Northern Mexico. A new kind that supposely came from the US. Heard nothing here.

Apr. 12 2011 10:57 AM

Free plugin frankate (google it) instantly translates any language, newspaper, facebook, etc and adds it to your page alongside the non english language. you just select the copy.

Apr. 12 2011 10:55 AM
Zach from UWS

When not talking about the strife in neighboring Libya, the national news in Malta, l-ahbarijiet, has been talking about the proposed divorce legislation. Malta and the Philippines are currently the only two countries in the world that do not currently offer legal divorce.

Apr. 12 2011 10:53 AM
Kate from brooklyn

The "Russian" Press, published both here and in the old country agrees on a precious little. However, I've noticed that they agree and gleefully await for our demise. They constantly misinform, subvert and just make up doomsday scenarios. I can't bear it anymore, I should probably just move out of my parent's house.

Apr. 12 2011 10:51 AM
Robert from NYC

UNFAIR. I was unfair. I should clarify, I neglected to say there is a segment, A SEGMENT, of the Italian population like there is a segment of the American people who are stupid blind followers of the stupider (if I may). I didn't mean to say the entire populations of both countries are stupid.

Apr. 12 2011 10:38 AM
john from office

There was a recent headline in El Dario regarding the recent killing in the lower east side, that had the words Lower East Side spelled as it is spoken in spanish, Loisaida (Lower East Side), I was amazed at how flexible spangish is. The area is known as Loisaida. A minor, but interesting wording.

Apr. 12 2011 10:36 AM

have been following media in china & vietnam quite closely to see their takes on the arab democratic movements. incredibly insightful.

msm, including npr and the wnyc shows, are for some reason allergic to this incredibly powerful channel of insight. Before internet I thought it was the expense or language barrier -- with those barriers removed i am stumped as to why us pundits and analysts, so smart in other areas, are blind to what earthlings have to say unless they live in washington or NYC -- on their own country's issues!

Apr. 12 2011 10:32 AM
Robert from NYC

Everyday I read online the Italian news press agency website and various Italian news "papers" online including Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, La Stamp and L'Unità. Unfortunately the Italian press is obsessed with their sleazy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi who has captured most of the "big" spaces in the papers (that goes for tv talk shows which are big in Italy). This Mussolini style waste-of-time is fighting corruption cases in courts and sexual misconduct charges among other such cases. Yesterday he made a mockery of the court in Milan and claims the world hates him and is after him but he is innocent of all the "false" charges thrown at him. He blames everybody else including the opposition left, the judges and the EU. He's a big bag of foul wind that makes promises that many believe and he never follow through on his promises nor do his sad supporters ever learn their lessons. Sounds a lot like the USA no?! Like Americans, Italians are stupid, blind followers of the stupider!

Apr. 12 2011 10:13 AM

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