WatchingAmerica.com - English translations of foreign-language press about the US
It's not convenient or pleasant to use yet, being about a month old and staffed by a handful of resource-stretched people, but WatchingAmerica.com proposes to be a new news site that collates English translations of foreign press regarding the United States.
I hope to see clearer, more decipherable-at-a-glance date > region > country > topic organization, with articles on the same event linked to each other (to travel an event's reception around the globe.)
I also hope they'll furnish more information about the news sources they are translating from for English-speaking edification: the rough readership numbers, the ideology of the paper, maybe a sketch of that news source's influence, etc.
The two founders of the site — Robin Kerner (?) and Will Sssomeone — intend to refine it in the coming months; for now, at least you can mine human-translated articles from Jordan, Venezuela, Syria, Turkey, Germany, France (&c.) out of their home page.
(Listen to Robin discuss WatchingAmerica.com on KPCC's Air Talk with Larry Mantle, February 9th, last quarter of program)