News Sources & Mass Media of South Asia


Many online news sources provide streaming audio and/or video feeds on the web in RealAudio format. To view and listen to these sources, you must download a version of the RealAudio Player.


  • All India Radio
    Site contains news from India in English and Hindi in both its text service and audio service sections, as well as music, regional language content, drama, features, etc. All audio resources are in RealAudio format.
  • Asian News International
  • Bangladesh Betar (Radio Station)
  • Bangladesh FAQ: Radio (Zunaid Kazi)
    A brief "frequently asked questions" page on radio broadcasting in and to Bangladesh. Includes frequencies and schedules, but no live feed.
  • BBC World Service - South Asia
    Site includes broadcast schedules for BBC programming in Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Sinhala, Tamil and Urdu.
  • Canadian Thamil Broadcasting Corporation (CTBC)
    Site is entirely in Tamil. Includes 24-hour live broadcast, news, Tamil dramas, pre-recorded songs, broadcast schedules, etc. All audio resources are in RealAudio format.
  • Canadian Thamil Radio (Alternate site for the above?)
  • Doordarshan (Indian National Television Network)
    Site contains detailed information about Doordarshan (history, staff, transmitter locations, schedules, etc.), as well as live digital video broadcast and feeds of selected programs. All video resources are in RealAudio format.
  • IBC Tamil Radio (UK)
    "Tamil Media Ltd., trading as IBC (International Broadcasting Corporation) functions as a Radio Station and has started broadcasting in Tamil since June 9, 1997. This is a 24 hour service, broadcasting to all European countries on Astra satellite, with an hour long daily programme to India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia on short-wave radio, 25mb commencing 1430 GMT." Coverage is primarily of news ("non-partisan") and entertainment, education, and culture. Website includes current news and many pre-recorded recent programs, and is all in Tamil.
  • NNI - News Network International
    Pakistan-based news agency and wire service. Site contains searchable archive of current day's and preceding week's news stories. Focus is on Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • Kag Vani ("Crow's Mutter") - Gujarati Radio Show
    Weekly Gujarati language radio show. Site contains archive of RealAudio sound files of all segments. From Zazi.com
  • Radio Nepal
    Site contains current news broadcasts in English and Nepali, as well as some music and other links. All audio resources are in RealAudio format.
  • South Asia Radio Guide
  • TNL Radio (Sri Lanka)
    Station carries mostly popular music and feature programs. Site includes programming schedules, and a live-feed web broadcast using the RealAudio format.
  • Current News Broadcasts from Voice of America