August 8, 2014

About Our Networks

— AllAfrica reports that Sudanese journalist – who works for VOA among other news outlets – was forced into hiding.

— Greek Reporter comments on the upcoming closure of VOA’s Greek Service.

— USC blog on a CCLP panel on international broadcasting to Africa.

Citations of BBG Networks

— China says 96 people were killed in a clash in Xinjiang; a Uyghur leader says as many as 3,000 were. Los Angeles Times and South China Morning Post cite RFA reporting.

— Huffington Post cites VOA reporting on Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments regardingAfrican civil society.

— RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of dolphins forced from Donetsk used by NowThis.

— PRI cites RFA reporting on tightening of child policy for Uyghurs

— Business Insider cites RFE/RL explainer on Nagorno-Karabakh.

— Korea Times cites RFA reporting on Moscow plans to send a business delegation to North Korea.

— In interview in Diplomat, author cites reporting by RFE/RL in Pakistan.

— Huffington Post France quotes RFE/RL Russian Service interview with former prisoner of separatists.

— Albabelyia (Iraqi television station) cited Alhurra reporting on the car bombs in Baghdad that killed at least 51 people. Alhurra’s correspondent reported that seven car bombs tore through busy streets in several neighborhoods in Baghdad.

— Ana Yemeny (Yemeni news site) posted Alhurra’s report highlighting the life in Gaza as the Israeli and Palestinian representatives set for talks aimed at securing permanent ceasefire after 72-hour truce ends.

— Almejhar News (Jordanian news site) cited Radio Sawa reporting on the explosion that hit a natural gas pipeline in Sinai Peninsula. The explosion is 24th in the last three years in a series of blasts that have hit pipelines in Sinai.

— Alanbaa (Kuwaiti daily newspaper) cited statements aired on Radio Sawa from the Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat regarding the resumption of talks with Israel. “If Palestinians return to negotiations, Israel will build new settlements,” Erekat said.

— Elwatan News (Egyptian news site) cited Radio Sawa for its interview with the Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab regarding the security challenges to the North African countries. He added that his country will not hesitate to stand by Libya to overcome the current crisis.

— T24 (Turkish web portal) cited VOA Turkish Service reporting on Carnegie experts’ remarks on Turkey’s upcoming presidential elections. The experts expect PM Erdogan to become more authoritarian if he is elected president.

Of Interest

— Arrest of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian shows political tensions in Iran.

— China broadens information control over chat.

— Clandestine aerials to help North Koreans watch banned TV.

— President of Azerbaijan warns of potential war on Twitter.

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