Google News

Although Google localized its search for the German-speaking part of Belgium, Google News is only available in French and Dutch. So I sent this message to the Google News Team…

Hi there!

I noticed that you also have localized versions of Google News. Usually I use the English version of Google, although I’m located in the German-speaking part of Belgium.

There are 2 localized version of Google News for Belgium: French and Dutch. However the third official language is German. We are close to the borders of Germany, Holland, Luxembourg and also next to the French speaking part of Belgium.

Maybe there could also be a Google News in German for us German-speaking Belgians. We’re the only real Belgians left as we don’t argue over separatism… 😉

Given that there are only 68000 people living in our region, there are only a few news sources such as BRF (the public radio), Grenz-Echo (newspaper).

However being so close to many border, maybe the „Google News Belgien“ could include news sources from the local press as well as from the adjacent regions and cities: Luxembourg, Liege, Verviers, Aachen, Maastricht, Cologne, Bitburg…

If you need any help to identify any news sources for such a small specialized version of Google News, please let me know and I’ll use Google (and my other sources) to find those sites and newsfeeds.

Thanks for listening!


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