What Is World News?

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World news is a type of journalism that deals with the coverage of events that occur abroad. It can refer to news sent by foreign correspondents or news agencies, or information gathered or researched using distance communication technologies such as the internet or telephone.

During the 19th century, newspapers were established in Europe and a few other countries, and innovations in telecommunications such as the telegraph made it easier for journalists to report on global issues. The first foreign news agencies were founded, such as AFP (France), Reuters (UK), Wolff (currently DPA, Germany) and the AP (US).

A world reporter is a full-time journalist who is stationed abroad to cover a subject or region, usually temporarily. He or she regularly files stories to a news editor and also gathers materials for the stories from local officials, members of the community and from events that are directly witnessed by him or her.

There are two basic types of world reporters: the foreign correspondent, a full-time employee of a newspaper or magazine, and the special envoy, a freelance reporter who is sent abroad to cover a particular subject. In addition, there are stringers who work abroad and do not have a permanent labor contract with media outlets.

Fighting roils Sudan’s capital and other areas, as a military and powerful paramilitary force battle each other. It’s the most serious conflict since a civil war ended with the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in 2011.

A key U.S. ambassador has received a visit from the family of a Wall Street Journal reporter, who is detained in Russia on charges of espionage. The incident has raised questions about Russian press freedom, and whether the United States can help defend its own interests in a country that is a major target of Moscow’s policies.