About News From Elsewhere

News From Elsewhere is produced by BBC Monitoring, based at Caversham Park, near Reading.

With staff in offices around the globe, BBC Monitoring observes, understands and explains the world's media.

Our monitors study television, radio and online output, along with newspapers, with the aim of informing the work of BBC correspondents and other clients.

We explain world events through Q&As, profiles of key figures and media reviews, while providing historical context through country profiles.

This blog aims to use the source material we work with to provide readers with an insight into life in other countries, using short posts to illustrate the differences between cultures.

It will also highlight unusual stories being reported around the globe, spot trends in social media, examine the use of propaganda by governments and others, and attempt to see events through the eyes of foreign reporters.

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