BBC Monitoring, a division of the British Broadcasting Corporation, is UK's leading provider of news and information gathered from round-the-clock monitoring of world's media. The news and information offered is based on monitoring of Radio, TV, Press, Internet and News Agency sources around the world. The information is available on a searchable online database – BBC Monitoring Online. The database draws from over 3000 media sources, translated from over 100 languages. About 800 items are added each day, translated into English where necessary. The database offers an extensive archive dating back to 1997. The database can be used for extensive background research on an international affairs as well as keeping up to date with the latest developments in over 150 countries. BBCM material is particularly useful for countries where information is not readily available in English.