April 4, 2014

About Our Networks

The reported USAID “Cuban Twitter” – Miami Herald, Slate highlights differences and the Martís approach


Citations of BBG Networks

The Algemeiner cites VOA interview with Secretary of State John Kerry

Asian Correspondent cites VOA report on Burma’s logging ban

Malawi invites foreign poll observers to monitor May 20 elections — Nyasa Times cites VOA interview with Malawi Electoral Commission spokesman

Nigerian Tribune cites VOA Hausa interview with Fulani chieftain on Kafanchan violence

Eurasianet cites RFE/RL’s Armenian Service on Armenia’s lost apricot season

Vancouver Sun cites RFA report on mass Kim Jong-un-style haircut directive

Tibetan Review cites RFA report of  Driru Tibetan protesters


In the foreign-language press:

South Korean products popular with the privileged in NK- Hankooki Economy (South Korea news agency, 04/03/14).  Although discouraged and sometimes illeagal, South Korean products and imitated daily necessities are at the height level of popularity at the local markets in North Korea, according to Radio Free Asia Korean Service report on 4/2.


Senate Panel [Votes to Reveal] Report on CIA’s Brutal Methods of Interrogation—Alsharq (Qatari news portal) April 4, 2014

The Alsharq site cited statements aired on Radio Sawa from the National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden regarding the Senate’s authorization to release a voluminous report on the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation practices during the George W. Bush administration.  “The president has been clear that he wants this process completed as expeditiously as possible, consistent with national security, and that’s what we will do,” Caitlin said.


Bahraini Minister Negates the Presence of Jordanian Forces in Bahrain—Annahar (Lebanese daily newspaper) April 4, 2014

The Annahar newspaper cited Radio Sawa for its interview with the Bahrani Information Minister Samira Rajab regarding the presence of Jordanian security forces in Bahrain.  She stated that she has no knowledge about the presence of these forces in her country.  The minister also accused the Jordanian media of altering her statements.


Of Interest

NYT Now, out today, mixes lots of good mobile-centric ideas with moments of caution


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