March 21, 2014

About Our Networks

— Radio Free Europe circa 1949 through 1972.

— A crackdown on Uyghurs is happening in China. Al Jazeera uses Radio Free Asia as subject matter expert on the impact of Ilham Tohti’s arrest.

Citations of BBG Networks

— Burma setting up new checkpoints along border with Bangladesh. The Daily Star and Dhaka Tribune cites VOA reporting.

— Times of Israel and The Algemeiner mention Radio Farda interview with Israeli President Shimon Peres.

In the foreign-language press:

— Saba Net (Yemeni news site) cites Radio Sawa report that eighty-three U.S. senators sent a joint letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to take a hard line on Iran in the final agreement on its nuclear capacity. Both Democrats and Republicans are united on imposing sanctions on Iran for its nuclear activities.

— Raya (Qatari daily newspaper) cites Radio Sawa report that former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of attempting to “rewrite the boundaries” of post-World War II Europe.

Of Interest

— Turkey blocks Twitter.

— To what extent should secure messaging apps be trusted?

— A comprehensive summary of the recent crackdown on Russian domestic media outlets.

— Don’t unplug, never unplug.

— Does being a girl restrict your freedom?

— “It’s probably the worst thing that happened to the Congress.”

— Over / more than.

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