August 6, 2014

About Our Networks

– Asia Radio Today discusses the BBG’s shortwave report and broadcasting to Asia.

Citations of BBG Networks

– Vice cites RFE/RL Ukrainian Service on the struggles of heroin addicts in Crimea.

– Bloomberg cites RFA reporting on China’s planned change for family planning policies in Xinjiang.

– Tensions rising in Xinjiang. Time uses RFA report on possible reasons including restrictions during Ramadan and the killing of a Uyghur family. RFA reporting also used by Foreign Policy in article on additional restrictions in the region.

– CNET cites RFE/RL Uzbek Service on internet being shut down before standardized test.

– The Root cites VOA reporting on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

– Business Recorder cites VOA reporting on Pakistanis in Libya.

– Elfagr (Egyptian online newspaper) cited statements aired on Radio Sawa from Secretary of State John Kerry during the US-Africa Summit. “A strong civil society can bolster democracy and the rule of law – which are not just American values, but universal values,” Kerry said. He also vowed that the United States would champion press freedom including for journalists charged with terrorism or imprisoned on arbitrary grounds.

– Alamiya (pan-Arab news site) cited Radio Sawa’s correspondent reporting on the situation in Sanjar, a town west of Mosul. Radio Sawa’s Khoshnaf Jamil stated that thousands of civilians fled their homes in Sanjar to the largely autonomous Kurdish region.

– Al Youm Al Sabe’a (Egyptian news site) cited Radio Sawa report on Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz calling for international engagement in Libya to restrain extreme groups.

– Al Ahram (Egyptian newspaper) cited Radio Sawa report on Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer statement that “we do not target civilians, and do our best to keep civilians out of harm’s way, but we’re fighting an enemy that places missile batteries next to mosques, schools and hospitals.” Also cited by the O News Agency.

Of Interest

– Looking for the enduring photo in Gaza.

– Has Western media coverage of the Ukraine crisis been fair?

– Crowdsourcing, voting on, and fact-checking the news.

– Twitter blocks account of Turkish whistleblower.

– Russia-Ukraine internet censorship war.

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