November 21, 2014

Yehia Kassem, Alhurra

About Our Networks – WKMS profiles VOA’s Rachel Jones. Citations of BBG Networks – Reuters quotes VOA interview of Myanmar President Thein Sein in which he claims that oppression against the Rohingya is a media fabrication. – The Nation quotes RFA interview with Uyghur refugee. – International Business Times Read more »

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November 20, 2014

VOA’s Somali Chief Abdirahman Yabarow (left) greets President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

About Our Networks – Want China Times reports that guests at China’s World Internet Conference can freely access VOA, as well as other typically blocked websites. Citations of BBG Networks – Silk Road Reporters cites RFE/RL report on Kazakhstan political prisoner Roza Tuletaeva. – Latin Post cites Read more »

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November 19, 2014

Pakistani man sitting listening to radio that he is holding in his lap

About Our Networks – Washington Post piece about new WhatApp encryption notes that the group helping with developing the technology, Open Whisper Systems, is partially funded by Radio Free Asia. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Times cites RFA reporting on Uyghurs escaping detention from Thailand. – Reuters Read more »

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November 18, 2014

nabila

About Our Networks – BBG networks now reach a global audience of 215 million! Radio World piece reviews the methodology. – Protecting the VOA brand. Citations of BBG Networks – Slate cites RFE/RL reporting on the types of questions that potential Western recruits ask about the ISIL lifestyle. – Christian Read more »

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November 17, 2014

media research cambodia2

About Our Networks – Jeff Gedmin recalls 1977 violence toward Monica Lovinescu, Romanian journalist for RFE/RL. Citations of BBG Networks – Daily Times and The Nation use VOA interview with ISPR Director General Bajwa on hundreds of terrorists eliminated in North Waziristan. – Qantara cites RFA research on protests and deaths Read more »

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November 14, 2014

Games-Mature Storytelling

About Our Networks – FOX News compares Russia’s international media budget to that of VOA, and notes that the launch of Sputnik media network “harkens back to the darkest days of U.S.-Soviet relations.” – USA Today column on Sputnik notes that Russia is “clearly modeling it on Read more »

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November 13, 2014

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Citations of BBG Networks – Why did North Korea release Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller? New Yorker cites VOA report on former NK detainee Jeffrey Fowle. – Bloomberg Businessweek cites RFE/RL reporting on helicopter shot down by Azerbaijan. – Christian Science Monitor quotes VOA interview with Pakistan’s national Read more »

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November 12, 2014

media research cambodia2

About Our Networks – New York Times says new Russian news agency’s network of bureaus resembles structure of RFE/RL. – Buzzfeed and USA Today report that CNN will leave Russian market, note that Voice of America and other broadcasters have also been forced out of the media market and are Read more »

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November 10, 2014

EOD

About Our Networks – “The Berlin Wall had fallen. The news snuck into our Ukrainian apartment late at night, borne aloft forbidden airwaves beamed into the country by Voice of America and Radio Free Europe.” – UZnews profiles new VOA and RFE/RL television show Current Time. – Government Read more »

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November 7, 2014

SD_TrainingMalawi

About Our Networks – AP piece on the media environment in Myanmar mentions Nay Phone Latt, a Burmese blogger who also has a weekly program on Radio Free Asia. – Radio World covers BBG’s transition to an open office space on the fourth floor of the Cohen Building. – Read more »

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