August 5, 2014

About Our Networks

— Radio Taiwan International interviews Radio Free Asia’s Shiny Li regarding the network’s investigative reporting on food safety problems in China.

— Washington Times discusses the role of the Secretary of State within the BBG.

— Radio World reports on the BBG’s recently released report on the future of shortwave broadcasting.

Citations of BBG Networks

— The Atlantic cites RFE/RL reporting on several-hour Uzbekistan internet shutdown, possibly to thwart student cheating.

— Christian Science Monitor cites VOA reporting on 30 people injured after airstrike in Gaza.

— Yonhap cites RFA reporting on the possibility of a North Korea-hosted international golf tournament.

— Moscow Times cites RFE/RL reporting on probe of Kremlin-connected businessman in California

— Find my phone! RFA reporting on lost South Korean cellphones ending up in North Korea cited by Chosun Ilbo.

— Yonhap (South Korean news agency) cites RFA reporting on a Hackathon to get ideas to evade North Korea’s information blockade and spread information about the outside world to North Korea. An idea to make palm-sized radios and send them to North Korea took the first place at the event, and the winning team announced a plan to develop a small satellite antenna, which would allow North Koreans to have access to more channels.

Of Interest

— Ten useful iOS apps for mobile journalists.

— Afghanistan invests $2 billion in high-speed optical fiber and other technologies.

— John Oliver explains the trend toward native advertising in print journalism.

— The President and the press.

— Independent Russian journalist found dead.

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