April 1, 2014

About Our Networks

— VOA Director David Ensor refutes claim that Voice of America is propaganda on On The Media (at 1:24 in program).

Citations of BBG Networks

— Foreign Policy quotes VOA interview with Sartaj Aziz, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s advisor of foreign policy and national security, regarding attacks.

— AFP cites RFA report on self-immolation of Tibetan nun.

— EurasiaNet cites RFE/RL on Russian investment in Kyrgyzstan.

— Yonhap cites RFA report on UN relief funds for North Korea.

— Huffington Post cites VOA report that Russians setting up field hospital 20 miles from Ukraine border.

— Want China Times cites RFA report on rival pop star banished from North Korea.

— Times of India cites VOA report on the death of Mao Zedong’s interpreter and his cremation wishes.

In the foreign-language press:

— Dong-A (South Korean News Agency) cites RFA report that during election of the Supreme People’s Assembly somebody tore down campaign posters and others deleted letters of the slogan to change the meaning of advertising slogan derogatorily.

Of Interest

— News literacy.

— Mobile video viewing increased by 719%

— Profanity in print.

— Russia media crackdown.

— Making music with shortwave radio.

— Open Technology Fund 2013 Annual Report.

— Shakespeare in Syria.

— Darth Vader running for president of Ukraine.

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