April 18, 2014

7 Khaled Cairo photos

About Our Networks – Washington Post piece on Russia’s criticism of AP quotes Rossiya-1 statement that “even the USSRwas acting more delicately when it was blocking transmission of the Voice of America.” – Wall Street Journal opinion piece discusses structural reform of U.S. international media. – April Read more »

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April 17, 2014

two women at a computer, one pointing to the screen

Citations of BBG Networks – NPR quotes VOA reporting on abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria. – Washington Times cites VOA reporting on Putin’s remarks that Ukraine is on the edge of civil war. – Times of India cites RFA on self-immolation of a Tibetan man in China. – AL.com cites RFE/RL’s Read more »

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April 16, 2014

A protester demonstrates against censorship of the Internet near the State Duma in Moscow.

About Our Networks – VOA Director David Ensor speaks about Russia’s crackdown on independent media on Fox News. – Radio World publishes the winners of the BBG’s 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Times piece on terrorism in Nigeria cites VOA interview with Nigerian Read more »

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April 15, 2014

Mideast Syria

About Our Networks – “Our criticism of the U.S. government’s covert or “discreet” funding of communication channels like ZunZuneo or Radio Free Europe presumes that they try to seed something non-native.” – How to evaluate U.S. international media. – Freedom of the press? Citations of BBG Networks – Reuters quotes Read more »

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April 14, 2014

First RFE studio

About Our Networks – Bloomberg, Interfax, Fox News, Los Angeles Times discuss Russia cutting off VOA broadcasts. – USA Today interviews Russian journalists Ivan Beliaev and Ildar Gabidullin – both affiliated with RFE/RL – regarding media repression in Ukraine. – “So let Russian President Vladimir Putin play his childish Cold War Read more »

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April 11, 2014

A protester demonstrates against censorship of the Internet near the State Duma in Moscow.

About Our Networks – Washington Post and Moscow Times report on the Russian government cutting off Voice of America radio transmissions in Moscow. – U.S. international media “are an integral part of promoting American values, especially our love of free speech, to those who are deprived such freedom.” – RTVi Read more »

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April 10, 2014

Reporter standing under with tent like cover with U.S. Capitol in the background

About Our Networks – Russia pulls Voice of America off the air.  BBG statement regarding this. (Also covered heavily in Russian state media: RT, Voice of Russia, RIA Novosti, and an extensive opinion piece in Voice of Russia.) – Council of Europe interviews RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova after hearing on investigative journalism. – Eurasia Review discusses the importance of U.S. Read more »

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April 9, 2014

AP Images

About Our Networks – Foreign Policy speaks to Radio Free Asia reporter about China’s protest activists and using them as sources. Citations of BBG Networks – CNN recalls Alhurra’s video footage of DC car chase in report about the killed woman’s autopsy. – The New Republic cites RFE/RL’s “ominous Read more »

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April 8, 2014

Radio and TV Marti

About Our Networks – VOA Director David Ensor joins other international media in call for increased safety and protection of journalists. – The trial of the shooter of Radio Free Iraq’s Mohammed Bidaiwi has started. – Radio/TV Marti and Cuban social media. – Code audits of Open Technology Fund’s Cryptocat. Citations of Read more »

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April 7, 2014

Natalia Crujeiras explains the latest internet anti censorship tools that OCB is using in Cuba

About Our Networks – Reuters reports on ‘Cuban Twitter’ projects (note: correction eighth paragraph to reflect that OCB is not part of the U.S. State Department) Citations of BBG Networks – Leadership (Nigerian newspaper) cites VOA Hausa report on Boko Haram army informants. – Examiner cites VOA coverage of Afghan elections – Bloomberg cites Read more »

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