May 1, 2014

About Our Networks

— “People in the Soviet Bloc that listened to it on Willis Conover’s [Voice of America radio] show – I think it did represent [freedom] to them, and I think it represented something different from the stifling existence in which they lived.”

Citations of BBG Networks

— ReutersLos Angeles TimesNBC News cite VOA in continuing coverage of teenage stowaway story.

— Express Tribune notes that RFE/RL quoted Afghan official that Mullah Zakir is in custody of Taliban.

— Yonhap cites VOA reporting on the expansion of humanitarian aid for renewable energy in North Korea.

— The China Post cites RFA reporting that Xu Wanping was released from the Yuzhou jail.

— Khaama Press cites VOA report on American University of Afghanistan.

— Reason cites RFE/RL report that recent escalation in violence in Ukraine is unprecedented.

Of Interest

— Press freedom is at the lowest level in a decade.

— Russia Today’s disinformation campaign.

— Fixers.

— Turkmenistan tries to censor news on Ukraine.

— Moscow has first May Day parade on Red Square since 1991.

— Turkish police use extreme force to stop people from gathering on Taksim Square for May Day.

— Take a walk.

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