March 13, 2014

About Our Networks

— U.S. News & World Report remembers Willis Conover’s VOA jazz programs as an example of cultural diplomacy.

— Congressman highlights Havel’s support of RFE/RL in House speech.

— International Federation of Journalists calls on China to respect press freedom, recalls incident where Radio Free Asia was blocked from attending historic Taiwan talks.

Citations of BBG Networks

— Guardian cites Radio Free Asia’s account of Kunming assailants trying to escape persecution.

— Slate cites RFE/RL story on Zhironovsky’s attempt to get rid of “primitive asiatic” letter.

— WVXU cites VOA reporting on Nigerian space complex.

— Korea Herald cites RFA reporting on foreign tourists being allowed to make stay-over trips to Sinuiju area.

— New Republic embeds RFE/RL interview on Yanukovych’s documents.

— Want China Times cites VOA report on Taiwan’s position in the South China Sea.

Of Interest

— Enemies of the Internet 2014.

— A ‘mini-newsroom for mobile‘ at the New York Times.

— Not very much workplace diversity at journalism startups.

— Editor of Russia’s Lenta.ru fired over Ukraine coverage.

— Life and happiness in the cold.

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