April 28, 2014


About Out Networks – Variety profiles Alhurra TV’s “Rayheen ala feen” (Where Do We Go From Here?) – New York Times publishes obituary for David Burke. – Sen. Roger Wicker and Rep. Aaron Shock criticize proposed RFE/RL Balkans Service cuts on Fox News. Citations of BBG Networks – Voice Read more »

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April 25, 2014

Iranians surf the web in an internet cafe at a shopping center, in central Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

About Our Networks – Is Iranian government censorship causing cancer? io9 mentions Iran’s blocking of VOA news and quotes RFE/RL’s Persian Letters Blog on the health effects of jamming technology. – “I have listened to RFA [Radio Free Asia] every day. They report that international and local Read more »

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April 24, 2014

About Our Networks – This evening in DC: A discussion focusing on efforts by the USIA, the Voice of America and the State Department to use jazz as a diplomatic tool during the Cold War. Citations of BBG Networks – NBC, Washington Post, CNN, AP, Los Angeles Times, ABC, New York Magazine and many other Read more »

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April 23, 2014


About Our Networks – Deutsche Welle recalls that RFE/RL at one point had a Uyghur program. – Government Executive notes that the BBG’s better-than-average staff/manager alignment scoresin the FEVS may make the agency better positioned to address low index scores. Citations of BBG Networks – The Wire, Osun Defender, Daily Read more »

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April 22, 2014

TZ Media Training - VOA Swahili Chief Hamza Mamoyo

About Our Networks – Artvoice, Radio World, and TV Technology mark the death of David Burke. – The Diplomat notes that VOA and RFA help give Cambodian news consumers more options and access to independent coverage. – Boston Herald interviews Alhurra TV correspondent Ali Mahdi about the Boston Marathon. – The Heritage Read more »

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April 21, 2014

AP Images

About Our Networks – David Burke, first chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has died. – New York Times references Radio Free Asia’s work in internet anti-censorship. – Express Tribune piece on the dangers of reporting in Pakistan mentions Mukarram Khan Atif, VOA reported killed in 2012. Read more »

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April 18, 2014

7 Khaled Cairo photos

About Our Networks – Washington Post piece on Russia’s criticism of AP quotes Rossiya-1 statement that “even the USSRwas acting more delicately when it was blocking transmission of the Voice of America.” – Wall Street Journal opinion piece discusses structural reform of U.S. international media. – April Read more »

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April 17, 2014

two women at a computer, one pointing to the screen

Citations of BBG Networks – NPR quotes VOA reporting on abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria. – Washington Times cites VOA reporting on Putin’s remarks that Ukraine is on the edge of civil war. – Times of India cites RFA on self-immolation of a Tibetan man in China. – AL.com cites RFE/RL’s Read more »

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April 16, 2014

A protester demonstrates against censorship of the Internet near the State Duma in Moscow.

About Our Networks – VOA Director David Ensor speaks about Russia’s crackdown on independent media on Fox News. – Radio World publishes the winners of the BBG’s 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Times piece on terrorism in Nigeria cites VOA interview with Nigerian Read more »

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April 15, 2014

Mideast Syria

About Our Networks – “Our criticism of the U.S. government’s covert or “discreet” funding of communication channels like ZunZuneo or Radio Free Europe presumes that they try to seed something non-native.” – How to evaluate U.S. international media. – Freedom of the press? Citations of BBG Networks – Reuters quotes Read more »

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