May 13, 2014

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About Our Networks – Armed men force BBG affiliate station off air in Eastern Ukraine. – CPJ on press freedom in Azerbaijan, restrictions and jamming against VOA and RFE/RL. – National Review notes Putin’s crackdown on independent media outlets, including Voice of America. – OPM looks at the HR challenges within the Read more »

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May 12, 2014

Split screen of two VOA shows in which the presidents of Haiti and Albania appeared

About Our Networks – Washington Post piece on Putin exerting power recalls how Russia stopped broadcasts by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. – Vice article on the value of drone journalism mentions Voice of America. – China Digital Times recalls the importance of VOA during the 1989 democracy movement in China. – Read more »

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May 9, 2014

Russian TV journalists reporting from an administration building are surrounded by policemen in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo by Mark Krutov/ RFE/RL — in Donetsk, Ukraine.

About Our Networks – “The punishment for listening to an American broadcast was death by beheading.” Citations of BBG Networks – Reuters cites RFA reporting on construction of a waste incinerator in Hangzhou. – “I just asked women to send selfies of their private moments of freedom.” Vocativ includes Read more »

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May 8, 2014

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About Our Networks – ABC mentions how Putin is “essentially kicking the U.S. government-funded Voice of Americabroadcasts out of Russia.” – Deutsche Welle mentions BBG programming surge to Ukraine. – New York Times reports on the death of Kenneth Tomlinson, former chairman of the BBG. Citations of BBG Networks Read more »

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May 7, 2014

About Our Networks – As press freedom in Iraq declines, Reporters Without Borders notes that Alhurra TV crew was prevented from covering a protest in Karbala. – Vietnamese blog Ba Sam advises readers on how to read articles on blocked websites like Radio Free Asia and Voice of America. Read more »

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May 6, 2014

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About Our Networks – Foreign Policy references RFE/RL’s role in countering Kremlin propaganda. – All Access Music Group and Radio World on the death of Kenneth Tomlinson, former chairman of the BBG. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Times quotes RFA interview as background on today’s attack outside railway station in Guangzhou. Read more »

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May 5, 2014

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About Our Networks – Foreign Policy praises Muhammad Tahir and RFE/RL Turkmen Service, and suggests that more funding should go to the BBG’s broadcasting networks for accurate, professional journalism. – GEO responds to Imran Khan’s allegations, including those concerning connections with Voice of America. – The Hill discusses the fear Read more »

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May 2, 2014

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About Our Networks – Time, National Journal, Al Monitor, Radio World, Buzzfeed discuss the concerns that new legislation may turn Voice of America into a propaganda mouthpiece. – PRI recalls how VOA reporter was expelled from China following Tiananmen Square protests. – RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova named one of CPJ’s “100 Information Heroes.” – Read more »

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May 1, 2014

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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 Read more »

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April 30, 2014

April 11, 2014 BBG Board Meeting

About Our Networks – Government Executive and Foreign Policy discuss proposed legislation to change the structure of the BBG and U.S. international media. – The Nigerian Observer references a roundtable on ways to curb polio organized by VOA and the Centre for Disease Control. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Read more »

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