January 30, 2015


About Our Networks – Washington Post mentions RFE/RL, Khadija Ismayilova case in panning pro-Azerbaijan Washington Times supplement. – CPJ on Ismayilova’s case and seven other jailed journalists in Azerbaijan. – Voice of America Director David Ensor discussed VOA in the digital age at George Washington University. Citations of BBG Networks Read more »

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January 29, 2015

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About Our Networks – Alhurra TV cameraman Mohamad Abdallah Eida was one of several journalists targeted in Yemen this week in the course of their reporting. – USA Today editorial reviews the global move toward press censorship and harassment, mentions the case of RFA’s Shohret Hoshur. – Cuban Read more »

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January 28, 2015


About Our Networks – Foreign Policy mentions increase in funding for RFE/RL and VOA Russian-language broadcastingin piece on Victoria Nuland’s remarks about RT. – Pre-trial detention of RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova covered by Reuters; Soros presses Azerbaijan to loosen crackdown. – In the Guardian, Murad Gassanly suggests a less hostile Read more »

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January 27, 2015

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About Our Networks – Huffington Post mentions RFA Uyghur journalist, Shohret Hoshur, whose brothers were imprisoned in China as a result of his work. – Alhurra’s Driss Sekkat interviewed about producing new show, Our Neighbourhood, which focuses on life in Cairo. Also covered by Alwatan, Tazbeet, and Akhbarak (Egyptian press). – Ambassador Robert King Read more »

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January 26, 2015

VOA in Russia

About Our Networks – Alhurra TV’s new show Our Neighbourhood profiled in Daily News Egypt. – Quartz reports on RT displeasure with comment by BBG CEO Andrew Lack. – “In the early ’90s, we lived overseas. And my mother bought us a huge AM/FM shortwave radio from SkyMall so we Read more »

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January 23, 2015


About Our Networks – All Access Music Group reports that Andy Lack sworn in as CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Citations of BBG Networks – Washington Post cites VOA reporting within piece on Iraqi Torah recently found in Jerusalem. – Vice cites RFE/RL report on police Read more »

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January 22, 2015

Jeff Shell, Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, congratulates Andy Lack after swearing him in as the first ever CEO of U.S. international media.

About Our Networks – The New York Times reports that Andrew Lack has been sworn in as CEO of the BBG, looks to the future of the agency. – Human Rights Watch report recounts how Ethiopian government jams VOA radio signals and harasses people who speak with the Read more »

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January 21, 2015

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About Our Networks – Broadcasting & Cable and Radio World report that Andy Lack was sworn in Tuesday as CEO and director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. – Wall Street Journal reports on harassment and imprisonment of Radio Free Asia reporter, Shohret Hoshur’s brothers in China. – HRW says Merkel Read more »

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January 20, 2015

Elizabeth Arrott, VOA

About Our Networks – Al Jazeera and Institute for War and Peace Reporting on Azerbaijan authorities targeting of RFE/RL’s station in Azerbaijan. – Dot Masr (Egyptian news site) published an article on Alhurra’s series Our Neighborhood that delves into the stories of the people it profiles and shows how they interact Read more »

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January 16, 2015


About Our Networks – Index on Censorship mentions Azerbaijani authorities raiding RFE/RL’s Baku bureau. – Marti Noticias highlighted in rundown of Spanish-language government-created apps. – Leon Aron confirmed as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors - AEI Citations of BBG Networks – Washington Post and France24 use RFE/RL Armenian service video of Read more »

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