Reading a range of news media is a great way to understand and engage with human rights issues around the world. This page has resources that can help you cast a wider net and help you discover new platforms that promote human rights voices.
The library has a few newspaper databases to help you locate news articles related to human rights. To find articles you will need to search the database using keywords rather than browsing publications like you would a regular newspaper.
If you need help searching databases, check out our handy video tutorial on finding articles.
British daily broadsheet newspaper, expanding online reach to US and Australia. Great resource for human rights stories and investigative reports.
First English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Great resource for stories with a Middle East focus but also global issues.
British broadcasting service with a global reach. Television, radio and news stories from around the world.
US funded international broadcaster. Produces in content in 47 languages that is sent to affiliate stations around the globe.
Newsroom that aims to provide investigative reporting in the public interest.
Over 600 front pages from local newspapers around the country (as well as dozens of international titles) updated daily.
Much of the international news that you read in newspapers is actually provided by independent news agencies rather than the newspaper's own journalists. Why not 'skip the middle man' and go directly to the press agencies themselves? These are some of the biggest ones with freely accessible content:
Charitable arm of Thomson Reuters provides news stories on human rights issues from around the world.
American non-profit news agency distributing news reports to a variety of broadcast and print media.
One of the largest international news agencies, headquartered in Florida.
Most of the prominent human rights organizations create a range of reports, research and press releases for the media. You can often explore and search these publications on their own website as well:
View the latest press releases from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. You can also search their archive going back to 1993.
Search thousands of news articles and analysis from Amnesty International focusing on human rights issues around the world.
International non-profit organization with the aim of safeguarding the right to freedom of information.
US government funded non-profit organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights.