March 27, 2015

A shopkeeper in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday June 4, 2009, adjusts a TV showing US President Barack Obama on the day that the US president visits Egypt. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jourani)

About Our Networks – CPJ #PressUncuffed campaign draws attention to imprisoned journalists, including RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova. – Daily Signal mentions VOA and RFE/RL’s Current Time in piece on EU decision to counter Russian propaganda. Citations of BBG Networks – Sydney Morning Herald quotes RFA interview with Kokang refugee regarding atrocities committed Read more »

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March 26, 2015

(left to right): VOA Director David Ensor, STA Host Shaka Ssali, Ambassador H.E. Bockari K. Stevens, Dr. Malonga Miatudila, Ebola survivors Dr. Rick Sacra and Ashoka Mukpo

About Our Networks – Reuters piece on new report by Enders Wimbush and Elizabeth Portale says U.S. and BBG losing “information war.” – The National discusses the global “information battle” and the role of USIM as Russia and China expand media properties. Citations of BBG Networks – Toomas Hendrik Read more »

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March 25, 2015

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About Our Networks – Radio and TV Marti­, U.S. Broadcasters to Cuba, Emerge From Cold War Past Facing Uneasy Future, New York Times. – Global Voices interviews RFE/RL’s Golnaz Esfandiari, “English-Language journalism’s ‘bridge’ to Iran.” – What Women Want magazine profiles Yasmine Shaaban, one of the cast members on Read more »

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March 24, 2015

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About Our Networks – What It’s Like to Cover the Tsarnaev Trial for a Russian Audience - the Boston Globe profiles VOA’s Fatima Tlisova’s reporting. Citations of BBG Networks – Newsweek cites RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore and his “influential” Power Vertical blog on Nemtsov murder. – Los Angeles Times cites Read more »

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March 23, 2015

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About Our Networks – Human Rights Defenders’ Joint Statement on Azerbaijan includes raid of RFE/RL’s offices in Baku, Azerbaijan. – Radio World piece on the BBG’s 2016 Budget Request Citations of BBG Networks – The Sudan Tribune cites VOA interview with Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources on signing of Read more »

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March 20, 2015

(left to right): VOA Director David Ensor, STA Host Shaka Ssali, Ambassador H.E. Bockari K. Stevens, Dr. Malonga Miatudila, Ebola survivors Dr. Rick Sacra and Ashoka Mukpo

About Our Networks – New York Times notes that hackers have attacked GreatFire.org, which is partially financed by RFA’s Open Technology Fund. – Radio Free Asia potluck broadcasts culinary news. Citations of BBG Networks – Daily News, Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Blaze use RFE/RL video from horrific scene of a woman beaten to Read more »

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March 19, 2015

A shopkeeper in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday June 4, 2009, adjusts a TV showing US President Barack Obama on the day that the US president visits Egypt. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jourani)

Citations of BBG Networks – Haaretz quotes VOA reporting on Pelosi reaction to Netanyahu victory. – Breitbart cites RFE/RL reporting on ISIL kidnapping 20 doctors. Of Interest – Whistle-blowing news outlets struggle to survive in the Balkans. – How microsites are covering global news. – PowerPoint karaoke. – Fact-checking Rouhani.

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March 18, 2015

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About Our Networks – “We decided to push on technology and uncork everything from B-1 bombers to Star Wars, where the Soviets couldn’t compete. The Voice of America - we’re going to talk to the people behind the Iron Curtain.” – Southeast European Times quotes Assistant Secretary Read more »

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March 17, 2015

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About Our Networks – “American-funded radio programming had played an outsize role in [Chen Guangcheng's] political education (Radio Free Asia “was a revelation”)” Citations of BBG Networks – Breitbart cites VOA reporting about increased executions in Iran. – Breitbart cites RFE/RL’s Under the Black Flag blog’s coverage Read more »

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March 16, 2015

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About Our Networks – “While I was growing up in Moscow during the 1970s and 1980s, our apartment entertained equally the sounds of Communist propaganda from the four-channel television in the living room and Voice of America whispering in the dark kitchen.” – Forbes piece on Read more »

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