June 4, 2014

About Our Networks

– New York Times and Wall Street Journal note that Voice of America was a critical source for news about China and Tiananmen Square.

– RFE/RL’s Nenad Pejic and VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze participated in a panel on international broadcasting and countering Russian propaganda. (also analyzed by the Public Diplomacy Council here and here)

Citations of BBG Networks

– Huffington Post quotes VOA report on planned execution of Sudanese woman who allegedly converted to Christianity.

– Vice uses RFE/RL video on Syria.

– Poynter quotes RFA Executive Editor Dan Southerland on Chinese censorship ahead of the anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre.

– Arab News cites Radio Sawa reporting on subculture of girls and women behaving like men.

– Minneapolis Star Tribune cites VOA report on Minneapolis resident who became radicalized by a local sheik.

– IWPR cites RFE/RL Balkans Services reporting on flooding in Bosnia.

– International Business Times cites VOA reporting on preventing infertility after chemotherapy.

– International Business Times cites RFA reporting on fashion influence of Kim Jong Un’s wife, Ri Sol-Ju.

– Business Insider cites VOA reporting on teenage stowaway.

– Korea Times cites RFA report that World Food Program will employ more Korean speakers.

– Oman Observer cites VOA articles about homeless children in Juba.

– Oyoon News (Egyptian news site) cited State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki speaking on Radio Sawa regarding the new Palestinian unity government.

– Al Youm Al Sabe’a (Egyptian news site) cited statements aired on Radio Sawa from the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem regarding the Syrian presidential election. “Today, Syria begins to take the route of a political solution,” al-Muallem said.

– Yerel 42 and Ilke Haber (two major Turkish websites) picked up VOA Turkish Service interview with Pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party HDP member of parliament Nursel Aydogan regarding 30 families conducting a sit-in protest asking officials to bring back their kidnapped children.

Of Interest

– Factchecking Ukraine.

– “I wish to do my job but I can’t.” Egyptian satirist cancels his TV show.

– Photos of life in Iran.

– Yemen kicks out foreign correspondents.

– Blogging in Vietnam.

– Protecting sources.

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