August 21, 2014

About Our Networks

— Broadcasting & Cable reports that the BBG condemns the killing of James Foley.

— International Business Times includes Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi in list of reporters who remain missing in Syria.

— How should Twitter handle graphic images? GigaOMPoliticoFrance 24USA TodayInternational Business Times note that Radio Sawa reporter Zaid Benjamin’s account was briefly suspended after he reported on the video of ISIS beheading James Foley.

— AFP reports that Tehran has previously accused VOA and Radio Farda of trying to “destabilize the region.”

— Wolfgang Renicke, writing in Project Syndicate, suggests RFE/RL create a Hungarian service.

Citations of BBG Networks

— Five Tibetans die in Chinese police custody. New York TimesAPAFPChina Digital TimesGlobalPostUPI cite Radio Free Asia reporting.

— Wall Street Journal Marketwatch and Huffington Post cite RFE/RL report about Ramzan Kadyrov’s cell phone search.

— Daily Record cites VOA reporting on Ebola.

— Phnom Penh Post quotes RFA interview with Cambodian Interior Ministry spokesman on freedom of expression.

— Seattle Times opinion piece on human rights in Vietnam uses VOA reporting on the balance of power in the region.

— Huffington Post cites VOA report on family reunited after being separated by 2004 tsunami in Indonesia.

Of Interest

— How Norwegian public radio is using Snapchat to attract younger audiences.

— The social media strategy behind James Foley’s murder.

— “people who are in authority have a preference for journalists not being witness to wrongdoing

— The “right to be forgotten” takes effect.

— Developing a network of citizen journalists in Cambodia.

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