June 30, 2014

Iman Bilal

ABOUT BBG Governor Matt Armstrong joins Deutsche Welle’s 2014 Global Media Forum Internet’s two different roles: enabling greater political participation and threatening data security and freedom of opinion. CITATIONS Reuters cites Alhurra interview with Iraq Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani on lack of Read more »

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June 27, 2014

Television ownership in Vietnamese households is extremely high.

About Our Broadcasters – The Huffington Post urges increased RFE/RL presence in Georgia. – Loudoun County pleased to be the subject of VOA Chinese report on median household incomes. – State-owned news agency in China tries to link RFA’s Open Technology Fund to Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement. – Read more »

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June 26, 2014


About Our Networks – The Daily Signal acknowledges BBG’s work to counter government censorship. Citations of BBG Networks – Philadelphia Inquirer mentions VOA interview with Mohamed Soltan, who was arrested documenting the Egyptian military’s undemocratic crackdown. – NPR News uses VOA photo of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who Read more »

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June 25, 2014


About Our Networks – Setareh Derakhshesh, director of the VOA Persian Service, publishes an op-ed in the New York Times on internet freedom in Iran. – Politico mentions House and Senate discussions on Internet freedom initiatives. – Neo Club Press (Spanish news site) acknowledges Armando Anel, Radio Marti, Read more »

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June 24, 2014


About Our Networks – Voice of America partners with the University of Texas on intercultural dialogue between student leaders in Austin and Afghanistan. – NextGov mentions BBG as one of several agencies that have participated in the Virtual Student Foreign Service program. – George Woodward passed away. – El Nuevo Herald (South Read more »

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June 23, 2014

VOA reporter Daniel Schearf and video journalist Arash Arabasadi (with fixer Anna Pyatetska) interview Ukrainian man. Kyiv, Ukraine, March 25, 2014.

About Our Networks – Gulf News mentions “crackdown” on RFE/RL in Azerbaijan. – The Sacramento Bee discusses the impact of international broadcasting. – Technical error in Cuba briefly lets Cubans freely access Radio/TV Marti and other blocked websites. – The Miami Herald (Spanish-language) reports on the operations of Radio/TV Read more »

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June 20, 2014

Alhurra's Street Pulse

About Our Networks – “In those days in Cuba, jazz was a four-letter word, but we loved that music so much. I remember when I did my first radio broadcast with Willis. “ – Paquito D’Rivera remembers VOA’s Willis Conover in Washington Post interview. – Washington Read more »

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June 19, 2014


Citations of BBG Networks – Global Voices cites RFE/RL Tajik service on Google blockage in Tajikistan. – Yonhap cites RFA report on World Food Program reducing nutrition program in North Korea. – UPI quotes VOA piece about China-Vietnam relations. – Leadership cites VOA reporting on Boko Haram. – Viva News (Indonesian news Read more »

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June 18, 2014

Surrounded by reporters, former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko speaks to journalists after her press conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Tymoshenko arrived Friday in Donetsk in a bid to defuse the tensions and hear "the demands of Ukrainians who live in Donetsk." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

About Our Networks – “I had three “enemy voices” in Russian to choose from: the Voice of America, the BBC, and the German Wave. (Radio Liberty, deemed the most perniciously and openly anti-Soviet by the Soviet counterpropaganda officials, was unintelligible everywhere in Leningrad.)” – New Yorker Read more »

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June 17, 2014


About Our Networks – The Guardian notes that VOA was the target of cyber attacks. – The Minneapolis Star Tribune recalls how a Coast Guard ship broadcast VOA programs from 1952-1964. – Politico notes that Senate and House subcommittees will mark up FY15 appropriations bills, including some concerning VOA Read more »

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