March 4, 2014

About Our Networks

— techPresident lists Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America as sources for breaking news, live blogs and analysis out of Ukraine.

— VOA’s Steve Herman finalist for the Shorty Award for social media’s best journalist.

— AP and Mashable note RFE/RL involvement in Yanukovych document project.

— Time for diplomacy. MSNBC interview with Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Rick Stengel.

— Internet, television or radio? EurasiaNet publishes a piece on the BBG’s media research data on Russia.

— To broadcast to Africa, you need to do it in the language of your target audience. VOA does.

— All Access Music Group and Radio World on the management changes at RFE/RL.

— All Access Music Group on Karen Kornbluh nomination to the BBG.

— “The station also includes news reports from all over the globe and many different perspectives, from Voice of America to Vatican Radio to news from the Communist Party of China.”

— Clinton documents released include some on RFE/RL.

— Radio World on Relay, a new liveblogging tool developed by the BBG.

— What’s next for shortwave? Radio World and Southgate Amateur Radio News note that the BBG is seeking comments.

Citations of BBG Networks

— New York Times cites RFE/RL’s Tom Balmforth, uses RFE/RL photos in Ukraine reporting.

— Deadly stabbing attack in China. WLRN and the Telegraph cite Radio Free Asia reporting on Uyghurs in China

— Bloomberg Businessweek cites VOA report on China’s position on Ukraine.

— Quartz notes that reading RFE/RL history of Crimea can make you smarter.

— Mother Jones cites RFA reporting on problematic smog in China.

— How Iranian media are reporting on Ukraine. Iranian cites Radio Farda report.

— Yonhap cites VOA report that North Korea has imported $63 million and exported $11 million in defense equipment.

— Foreign Affairs cites RFE/RL reporting on constitutional protocol not being followed in Ukraine.

— CNBC puts VOA story on bitcoins in its Friday roundup.

Of Interest

— What you can learn about the Ukraine crisis from RT coverage.

— WaPo opens tech outpost in NYC.

— What has “gone wrong” with democracy?

— David Satter on Ukraine.

— The linguistics behind internet memes.

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