August 20, 2014

About Our Networks

— Video appears to show beheading of American journalist James Foley. Washington PostUSA TodayThe TelegraphForeign PolicyThe WireMashable report that Radio Sawa reporter Zaid Benjamin was the first to break the news that the video was online, note that twitter briefly suspended Benjamin’s account following his tweets.

— ABC sidebar notes that Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi is still missing in Syria.

— Ryan Aderrey is set to appear on VOA’s “Border Crossings.”

Citations of BBG Networks

— Washington Post cites RFE/RL report about the claim Kadyrov searched 1,000 people for his lost cell phone.

— CBS cites VOA report on quarantine of Ebola-affected areas.

— Cambodia Daily cites RFA report on burning of Vietnamese flag as a protest tactic.

— AllAfrica cites VOA reporting on M-Pesa coming to Romania.

— If you want to go to a film festival in North Korea, DailyNK cites RFA report that the 14th Pyongyang Film Festival is set for September.

— NPR links to RFE/RL story about protests in Pakistan.

— Radio Netherlands uses VOA interview with Riek Machar.

— BBC Chinese cites RFA report that Xiang Nanfu had signed power of attorney over to a Beijing human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping to represent him once he got arrested.

— Sina (Hong Kong newswire) cites RFA report that Obama will go to Beijing to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in November.

Of Interest

— Myanmar will be the first smartphone-only country.

— Ukraine bans 14 channels for airing “war propaganda.”

— Afghanistan bars New York Times reporter from leaving country.

— Russia, Iran, Egypt, and China comment on Ferguson.

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