August 21, 2014

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About Our Networks – Broadcasting & Cable reports that the BBG condemns the killing of James Foley. – International Business Times includes Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi in list of reporters who remain missing in Syria. – How should Twitter handle graphic images? GigaOM, Politico, France 24, USA Today, International Business Times note that Radio Sawa Read more »

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August 20, 2014

RFE/RL correspondent Andriy Dubchak reporting live in Kyiv, Dec 2013

About Our Networks – Video appears to show beheading of American journalist James Foley. Washington Post, USA Today, The Telegraph, Foreign Policy, The Wire, Mashable report that Radio Sawa reporter Zaid Benjamin was the first to break the news that the video was online, note that twitter briefly suspended Benjamin’s account following Read more »

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August 19, 2014

Russian TV journalists reporting from an administration building are surrounded by policemen in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo by Mark Krutov/ RFE/RL — in Donetsk, Ukraine.

About Our Networks – Al Rai Newspaper (Kuwaiti daily newspaper) Elnashra (Lebanese news site) Al Youm Al Sabe’a(Egyptian news site) reported that Nabila Kilani joined Alhurra Television as a co-anchor of the network’s ground-breaking live television magazine program, Al Youm. – RFE/RL Ukrainian Service’s Oksana Pelenska appears on Czech TV 24; Read more »

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August 18, 2014

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About Our Networks – AFP reports that Iraqi officer who killed Radio Free Iraq bureau chief is jailed for life. – Hollywood Reporter reports on the idea of a BBG-funded satellite network to Russia. – Radio World and Epoch Times regarding the BBG’s use of shortwave. – NBC interviews Voice of Read more »

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August 15, 2014

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About Our Networks – Al-Monitor notes that VOA Persian will be streaming “volleyball diplomacy” games between U.S. and Iran. – Radio World on Senator Menendez statement regarding VOA Greek Service. Citations of BBG Networks – Guardian uses RFE/RL tweet in story about Russian “aid” convoy.  Business Insider cites RFE/RL Read more »

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August 14, 2014

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About Our Networks – RT reports on the meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and the Russian-language media environment. Also covered by ITAR-TASS and many other Russian-language media outlets. The full video of the meeting is available here. – Human Rights Watch notes that international broadcasters are “unable or Read more »

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August 13, 2014

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About Our Networks – Ekathimerini reports on the closure of VOA’s Greek Service. – Q: How did you get involved in political activism? A: It all goes back to my mother listening to Radio Free Europe all the time. – RFE/RL Iraq’s Petr Kubalek featured on Czech TV at Read more »

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August 12, 2014

RFE/RL correspondent Andriy Dubchak reporting live in Kyiv, Dec 2013

About Our Networks – Radio World marks the end of VOA’s Greek Service. – USC publishes two pieces on the future of U.S. international broadcasting: Death Knell in Fine Print and Promoting “Journalism with Purpose” – CIO Magazine quotes André Mendes, director of global operations at the BBG, on Read more »

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August 11, 2014

Turkey Erdogan Everywhere

About Our Networks – In article about Tibetans growing up in the West, Foreign Policy discusses online reactions to a VOA Tibet piece on mixed race Tibetans. Citations of BBG Networks – Reuters quotes Alhurra interview with Libyan Acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni. Also cited by Oman Tribune. – BBC cites Read more »

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August 8, 2014

Russian TV journalists reporting from an administration building are surrounded by policemen in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo by Mark Krutov/ RFE/RL — in Donetsk, Ukraine.

About Our Networks – AllAfrica reports that Sudanese journalist - who works for VOA among other news outlets – was forced into hiding. – Greek Reporter comments on the upcoming closure of VOA’s Greek Service. – USC blog on a CCLP panel on international broadcasting to Africa. Citations of BBG Networks Read more »

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