June 9, 2014

About Our Networks

Washington Post publishes editorial about possible reforms to U.S. international media

New York Times  story on US plan to launch Nigerian TV station
Related article in International Business Times

Broadcasting & Cable notes BBG’s audiences in Ukraine have doubled in the past year

AIB condemns satellite jamming by Ethiopia

– Continued coverage of Martis airing NBA finals in Washington Times, Caracol, Miami Herald, NBC Miami, el Nuevo Herald

Add NBA finals press
– Further press coverage of Radio Marti airing NBA finals to Cuba.

Citations of BBG Networks

Clinton papers say then-Sen. Joe Biden was adamant about RFE/RL remaining independent in the 1990s

Eurasianet says only RFE/RL Kyrgyz service defended Manas’ legacy

Foreign Press
Shababek (Iraqi news site) cited Radio Sawa reporting on the forty-five people who were killed by suspected Boko Haram gunmen pretending to be preachers in a village near the group’s spiritual home in northeast Nigeria.

Arabian Business (pan-Arab news and information site cited Radio Sawa reporting on the ban of cinemas in Saudi Arabia.  The closure of cinemas and theaters happened amid a rise of conservatism after a group of religious extremists, led by al Otaibi, seized the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979 to protest what they saw as a rapid liberalization of the Islamic state.

ERIM (Encyclopedia of Republic of Iraq Media) cited Alhurra and Radio Sawa reporting on the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Of interest

– Central African Republic bans text messaging

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