March 6, 2014

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About Our Networks – “Sources are less willing to go on the record [now], fearing they could face consequences,” Planet Ivy interviews Radio Free Asia’s Shiny Li on the media environment in Hong Kong. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Telegraph, and other Read more »

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March 5, 2014

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About Our Networks – RFE/RL correspondent beaten and forced to kneel and kiss a Russian flag during demonstration in Kharkiv. Reporters Without Borders calls for news media to be able to cover Ukraine crisis freely. – Cricket in Afghanistan. ESPN profiles Voice of America’s Matiullah Abid. – TV Technology and Radio Read more »

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March 4, 2014

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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. Read more »

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February 28, 2014

Radio and TV Marti

About Our Networks – Federal News Radio interviews Brian Conniff, President of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. – PRI’s The World interviews RFE/RL journalist Natalie Sedletska on rescuing and analyzing documents from Yanukovych’s residence. Also in Huffington Post, Foreign Policy. – Karen Kornbluh nominated for Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors. Citations of Read more »

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February 27, 2014

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About Our Networks – “Through public diplomacy (Voice of America can be heard there, but programming can be beefed up with Radio Marti personnel crafted specifically for Venezuela while the protests last) and financial support for democracy promotion we can at the very least show Read more »

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February 26, 2014

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About Our Networks – RFE/RL President Kevin Klose to leave RFE/RL on March 1. – In Azerbaijan investigative journalism is “espionage.” Hetq reports on Khadija Ismayilova case. Citations of BBG Networks – Natalie Sedletska, from RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, cited in New York Times for work on website created Read more »

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February 25, 2014

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About Our Networks – AIB concerned about the treatment of Khadija Ismayilova and other journalists in Azerbaijan. – New York Daily News notes that the BBG is meeting today to discuss perceptions of the United States throughout the Middle East. (Note: Want to watch the meeting? Find it here starting Read more »

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February 24, 2014

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About Our Networks – CPJ releases statement condemning harassment of RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova. Index on Censorship has background on the latest incident. – VOA journalist Tapdig Farhadoglu beaten in Azerbaijan. – NBC interviews VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze about Ukraine, journalism, and her personal history. – WKYC profiles Radio/TV Marti and its role in broadcasting uncensored news Read more »

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February 21, 2014

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About Our Networks – RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova questioned by government. – Wall Street Journal notes that Congress recently allocated $25.5 million for internet anti-censorship efforts to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. – The Channel publishes an interview with MBN President Brian Conniff on Alhurra’s 10th anniversary (pg 62), as well as Read more »

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February 20, 2014

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About Out Networks – Ghana Broadcasting Corporation signs agreement with Voice of America. – George Sayevich, former VOA reporter, brutally beaten in Ukraine. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Times credits RFE/RL several times for Ukraine coverage. – USA Today and Washington Post cite RFE/RL Ukrainian Service interview with Yanukovych adviser. – Read more »

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