April 29, 2014

About Our Networks

– Reporters Without Borders piece on judicial persecution of Bahraini news providers recalls how freelance photographer for VOA was arrested in 2013.

– Billboard names VOA distributed show as great music initiative.

Citations of BBG Networks

– BBC cites RFE/RL Uzbek Service on broadcast towers being rigged to self-destruct.

– APSouth China Morning Post, and other publications pick up VOA’s exclusive interview with teenage stowaway’s mother.

– International Business Times quotes VOA article about Obama’s position on international disputes.

– The Independent cites RFE/RL interview with Conchita Wurst.

– Smithsonian cites VOA report on Boko Haram terrorists.

– Moscow Times references RFE/RL report on Ukrainian defense industry.

– Tibetan Review cites RFA on police brutality toward Tibetan monk.

– Elbashayer (Egyptian news site) cited Alhurra for its interview with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fehmi regarding the U.S.-Egyptian relationship, Mideast peace process, Syrian crisis, and the Riyadh agreement.

Of Interest

– Is the press serving as a platform for thugs in Ukraine?

– Beware media ethics tips from pop stars.

– Impact of viral web culture in Vietnam.

– Al Jazeera sues Egypt.

– Ethiopia arrests nine journalists.

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