Find a Journalist – Around the World: a terrific LinkedIn list of more than 4000 journalists. Find someone in the country you want to go to, and get acquainted!
http://www.journalistid.com/: International journalist database.
Global Voices: A great site featuring blogs from around the world; good for research and possible follow-up with individual bloggers.
Twitter: Search your target country/ies on a regular basis; follow substantive tweeters and start developing relationships. Also, check for social media sites that may be popular in a particular locale; Orkut, for example, is big in Brazil and India.
Foreigncorrespondence.org: This site by the original Backpack Journalist, Bill Gentile, features a list of reporters’ resources all over the world.
http://www.icfj.org/: The International Center for Journalists
http://www.ifj.org/en: International Federation of Journalists, the world’s largest organization of journalists. Offers an international Press Card.
http://www.spj.org/ij.asp: SPJ’s international pages
www.kopisusu2.blogspot.com: My blog from my Jakarta days. Not very journalism-focused, but may give you a better sense of what it’s like to work abroad.