February 19, 2014

About Our Networks

– Amnesty International says an RFE/RL Russian Service journalist was among those arrested during a one man picket in Sochi.

– The smear campaign against RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova continues in Azerbaijan.

– The BBG is trying hard to improve employee morale.

Citations of BBG Networks

– New York TimesBBCBloomberg BusinessweekRTRia Novosti and CNN use RFE/RL Ukrainian Service material on Ukraine

– The Telegraph quotes Radio Free Asia interview with family of wife of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner suffering from heart disease.

– NBC cites RFE/RL interview with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

– Enough Project and Celebrity Cafe cite VOA reporting on attacks on Malakal.

– The Hankyoreh cites RFA on North Korean high-tech industry.

– University of Minnesota blog cites VOA reporting on polio fears in Cameroon.

In the foreign-language press:

– Albawaba News (Pan-Arab news site) and Sada Elbalad(Egyptian news site) cited statements aired on Radio Sawa from Sen. John McCain regarding the U.S. policy in Syria.

– Ramrem (pan-Arab portal) noted that according to Radio Sawa, militants in western Tunisia have killed four people, including two police, after setting up a roadblock and shooting at vehicles.
– Al Youm Al Sabe’a (Egyptian news site) cited Radio Sawa reporting that the security concern for the UK posed by individuals who have trained and fought in Syria is a big problem for MI5 and the police.
– Donia Al Watan (Palestinian news site) cited Radio Sawa form its interview with the former Jordanian Information Minister Samieh Muaita regarding the U.S. loan guarantees for Jordan.

Of Interest

– In China, the rules are different.

– Sensitivities about ethnic identity in the Afghan media.

– Citizen videos and human rights monitoring in Syria.

– Women in media.

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