Which language NEWS do you prefer to watch?

@krupesh (2608)
India
September 12, 2009 8:40am CST
I like to watch the English news channels as they tend to cover more of the national & international news than the locals NEWS channels.The local NEWS channels give priority to the local news & a bit of national news & international news. Which language NEWS do you prefer to watch?
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• Philippines
12 Sep 09
hmm.. I like watching both. In the morning, i like watching CNN, it really updates me on world news and the weather.. and at night, I like watching the local nightly news which focuses more on the national news.. I feel that my day is not complete if I wasn't able to check out the news.. I think it's really important that we keep up with what is happening not only to our country, but also to the rest of the world.
@krupesh (2608)
• India
12 Sep 09
..yes it keeps upto date on whats happening round the world.Whats your language?I mean your mother tongue?
• China
12 Sep 09
I like watching our local news, I think it's a habit that formed since I am young. I watch English news channels sometimes, and part of my purpose is to improve my listening :)
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@krupesh (2608)
• India
12 Sep 09
...but wont you think that its necessary to know about international affairs as well?
@xyniece (77)
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
yes! most of people prefer english news language coz its an universal language and covers international news.
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@Simon1223 (902)
• China
12 Sep 09
I guess most people would prefer to watch local news in their own language for they could understand it without any difficulties. To those who is not an English native speaker, an important purpose of watching English news is to improve their English levels.
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@mrinali (392)
• India
12 Sep 09
Same answer.. BBC..
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• India
12 Sep 09
Hello Krupesh, though I can listen to news in 4 languages including my mother tongue I prefer to watch Times Now becaue the coverage is good and equal importance is given to international news also.The presentation is also good have a good day
@krupesh (2608)
• India
12 Sep 09
NDTV , Headlines Today , CNN-IBN are also good...wont you watch them?
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 09
Dear Krupesh, I love to watch the English news channel. I can understand better. Just this evening I and my son was watching the Prime News at 8:00 pm, Channel 1 & 2 which is national channel having the Bahasa Malaysia News, Channel Three is private channel have Bahasa Malaysia News too. Channel 4 (NTV7) is broadcasting the English News whilst Channel 8 (8TV) having the Mnadarin News. We were watching the Mandarin News today as we did not change the channel after the Korean Drama on 8TV. We can only understand the contents about 50% as we are not Mandarin speaking..Suddenly my son was saying :~ How nice if the Mandarin News have sub-title then we can understand better. At the same time we can learn Mandarin too :) Cheers and do keep in touch
@krupesh (2608)
• India
12 Sep 09
Ya its nice to learn other languages too...
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
12 Sep 09
Morning krupesh...living on a small Island like I do...there really is not much of a choice of which one can watch, unless one chooses to invest in a satellite dish as cable is not available. Thankfully, I get CBC which does cover national and International news...but oft I like to watch the local channels, to be alert as to what is happening in surrounding areas! Have a great weekend!
@krupesh (2608)
• India
13 Sep 09
ya its a bit of a disappointment when you dont have the dish.But neverthless be happy that you are atleast able to watch some channels.
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Of course I prepare to watch news in our own language which is tagalog, but I can still understand English. I watched CNN and BBC news on our cable channel when I want to be aware of what is happening on different parts of the country. I watch CNN news when there is a big news from different country and I want the whole page of the story. I just wait on those news channel and I get updated. Our country local news only got some footages of a big event from it too, why not wait for it for myself.
@killer04 (282)
• Australia
14 Sep 09
I watch English news as here the main language is English so we receive news in English. You are right, the English news tend to give an overview of the world unlike others. I do not mind watching news in French too as here there is a channel which shows news in some other languages too.
@dolmitta (221)
• India
13 Sep 09
If i watch news i like to watch English news but the fact is that i don't watch news at all. I feel its so boring, so irritating and sometime has very high impact on me and after seeing or hearing sad incidents i'll not be able to move on with my work happily. So i totally avoid watching news.
@mysdianait (64438)
• Italy
13 Sep 09
I watch the news in Italian then if there is anything particularly related to England and the UK then I will go online to BBC and listen there too. I like hearing it from the original source as some translations do get a bit warped. I haven't got satellite television at home but I can see it at work and occasionally have CNN on thre too.
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
in english of course.it is the most easy to comprehend!
@safrabay (75)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
Hi! The world is speaking International English. Even Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and non-English speaking countries have English New channels. I still do prefer to listen to English news.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I watch english language news channels because english language is the one language I know the most of. I know a little bit of dutch (okay i know how to say I love u in dutch) and a little spanish...
@Eisenherz (2911)
• Portugal
12 Sep 09
I prefer to naturally watch news in my native language, which is portuguese. We have 3 new broadcast programs going on 3 times a day at 3 different stations at certain hours, plus there's at least 2 more 100% news channels for free around here. So 97% of the time I watch one of those, mostly RTP. But I like to have a peak at Euronews and CNN sometimes. Or BBC even. I'd like to have access to Fox News rather than CNN actually, but no can do...
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Well since the only language I can speak or understand I will have to say I only listen to the English speaking news channels.
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
12 Sep 09
for international news i prefer english channels but for national and local news i prefer my native language (hindi). i think every news channel has its own expertise, that's why i surf between channels. analysis and reviews are also different with each channel so you get a wider perspective watching different channels.
@abanerji (1026)
• India
12 Sep 09
hi krupesh! i like watching news in english at times i even watch some hindi channels but then the english news channels appeal more to me. some of the hindi news channals creat unnecessary hype about nothings and such stories irritate me.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Like you I also prefer to watch English news channels. American television gives a lot of vital information to viewers that some other countries don't. I also like to watch any news channels I have access to in the U.K. They are also informative. Anyone else agree?