February 14, 2014

Citations of BBG Networks

— The Economist quotes Radio Free Asia interview with Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur economist in China, regarding crackdown on ethnic minorities.

— Wall Street Journal cites RFE/RL’s reporting on Ukraine NGO’s condemnation of corruption allegation against it.

— Human Rights Watch uses VOA interview with Nguyen Bac Truyen about his politically-motivated detention by Vietnamese police.

— Foreign Policy cites RFE/RL reporting on Karzai releasing prisoners.

— Tahrir Square and Rabaa al-Adawiya. VOA quoted by Huffington Post on the protest squares in Egypt.

— Global Voices quotes RFE/RL interview with activist who attended attended Sarajevo protests.

— South China Morning Post piece on punishments for families of Tibetans who have self-immolated cites VOA reporting of a recent self-immolation.

— International Business Times cites RFA on punishments for facilities of Tibetans who have self-immolated.

— RIA Novosti cites RFE/RL on the postponement of Islam Karimov’s trip to Prague.

— Former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Donald Gregg visits North Korea. Daily NK cites VOA report.

— The Blaze cites RFE/RL on Iran and Hezbollah.

— UPI cites VOA reporting on six killed in Somalia bombing.

— Tibetan Review cites RFA on detention of 11 Tibetan youths.

— Donia Alwatan (Palestinian news site) reported that US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated Alhurra on its 10th anniversary, noting its commitment to reporting on issues such as human rights and freedom of expression. He went on to thank Alhurra’s staff for reporting the news to its Arab audience in an accurate, balanced and objective manner. Kerry stressed that Alhurra’s journalists often risk their lives to report from dangerous media environments. Alhurra celebrates its 10th anniversary Friday, February 14th and continues its 24-hour broadcast to 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa reaching 20 million viewers a week.

Of Interest

— Internet and mobile technology have become a part of everyday life for some in the emerging and developing world.

— If there is one thing that will keep AM alive in the coming centuries, it’s simplicity.

— Foreign regimes using spyware against journalists.

— The FCC’s proposed study of newsroom editorial practices.

— Photos: 25 years of Afghanistan.

— Social networks are the homepage for news.

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