July 23, 2014

About Our Networks

— “One of America’s greatest strengths is in letting truth speak for itself.” – The Hill opinion piece discusses international broadcasting legislation.

— Look to the Stars and Pink News profile VOA documentary about how stigma interferes with AIDS treatment and prevention around the world.

— “But then, through Radio Marti and other unofficial channels, I heard of the desertion of General Rafael del Pino and his family in 1987.“

Citations of BBG Networks

— New York Post quotes VOA interview with Nigerian presidential spokesman regarding kidnapped schoolgirls.

— Ecumenical News cites RFA reporting on Tibetan monk in poor health after extended prison term.

— Korea Times cites VOA reporting on North Korea and combatting money laundering.

— VOA Turkish special report on the August 10 presidential elections picked up by Turkish NY (US-based online diaspora news portal).

— Cairo Gate (Egyptian news portal), Al Youm Al Sabe’a , Ayoon and other media cited a report aired by Radio Sawa regarding the State Department’s warning for Americans to avoid traveling to Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.

— Al Youm Al Sabe’a (Egyptian news site) cited statements aired on Radio Sawa from a Christian clerk regarding the Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul after Islamic extremists seized it. He quoted the ISIS militants as telling the Mar Behnam monastery’s residents: “You have no place here anymore, you have to leave immediately.” He added the monks asked to be allowed to save some of the monastery’s relics but the fighters refused.

— Emarat Al Youm (United Arab Emirates-based news site) cited a report aired by Alhurra regarding a 90-year-old woman who got married to a younger man. The report highlighted the couple’s difficulty in finding a proper home to settle down.

Of Interest

— #diplomacy

— New digital TV platform launched in West Africa.

— China’s censors stories on inflatable toad.

— War and media in the Gaza strip.

— How Mashable gets on-the-ground reporting.

— Anonymous sources.

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