July 29, 2014

About Our Networks

— The New York Times and VOA report on the House passage of legislation to reform international broadcasting.

— What fonts tell us about the global economics of the internet – Quartz mentions VOA Persian as an example of a media outlet responding to the need for better font design.

— The Hill publishes another pro-Azerbaijan op-ed. RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service criticized for negative reporting on “wildly popular” Aliyev.

Citations of BBG Networks

— Why did a river in Wenzhou turn red? Washington Post and the Weather Channel cite VOA reporting.

— Moscow Times mentions RFE/RL Uzbek Service account of attempting to join Ukraine separatists.

— Seattle Post-Intelligencer cites RFA reporting on a Chinese child pooping on the seat of a Delta flight.

— VOA Turkish’s Selin Suer Unlu aka Biker Girl’s latest video interview on motorcycling with Dr. James Long, a U.S. physician, on best health practices for motorcycle rides picked up by Moto Magazine (Turkish-language).

Of Interest

— Live-mapping the crisis in Ukraine.

— NPR’s personal radio app.

— Government information controls expanding in China.

— BuzzFeed fires writer for plagiarism.

— Jason Rezaian and three other journalists have been detained for one week at an undisclosed location in Iran.

— Large-scale surveillance is harming journalism.

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