March 24, 2014

About Our Networks

– Dr. Mohammed Bdaiwi Owaid Al-Shammari, Radio Free Iraq’s Baghdad bureau chief, was shot dead on Saturday. (BBG statementCNNAPAFPNew York TimesReutersRudaw)

– Russian troops in Crimea seize VOA cameras.

– U Than Lwin Htun, the head of Voice of America’s Burmese service, participates in panel discussion on media reform and society in Burma.

– The Hill and Washington Examiner mention possible expansion of RFE/RL and VOA in Ukraine.

Citations of BBG Networks

– Letter to the Editor in the New York Times mentions VOA reporting on Iran.

– Mother Jones and Breitbart cite RFE/RL piece comparing “Muppets Most Wanted” to recent events in Russia.

– Knifeman attacks passers-by in China train station. The Hindu and the Sun Daily cite RFA report that police say the attacker was Uyghur.

– Arirang News cites VOA reporting on North Korea sanctions committee.

– Business Insider uses RFE/RL map on countries with highest concentrations of Russian citizens, ethnic Russians, and native Russian speakers.

– Tibetan Review cites RFA report on Tibet farmer protests.

– The Commentator cites RFE/RL piece on Putin’s untruths in Crimea address.

Of Interest

– Pakistani printer censors New York Times, leaves blank hole in printed edition.

– Russian investment, soft power in Afghanistan.

– Dozhd TV holding weeklong telethon to try to stay in business.

– Journalists in Afghanistan refuse to report on Taliban for 15 days.

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