Resources from NGOs that operate worldwide:
It’s sometimes hard to find primary sources on another country when you don’t speak that country’s language – but it’s not impossible!
Here are some alternative things to look for:
documents from other governments (like declassified US government documents)
documents from intergovernmental organizations (like the UN)
publications or material from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate in the area you are researching
documents in translation (translated letters, translated press releases, documentaries with subtitles...)
relevant visual material (photographs, posters, drawings…)
applicable perspectives from contemporaneous English language sources (American newspapers, colonial documents, diplomatic correspondence, missionary diaries…) – but remember to consider the potential biases inherent to these sources
All sources carry bias, and it is important to recognize your primary source’s biases, as they may not be apparent at first glance. Primary sources in English on a foreign country often offer a very different, and distanced, perspective from primary sources that come directly from the country in question.
Do thorough research using secondary sources to balance and acknowledge a biased perspective.