January 15, 2015

A Pakistani viewer looks at a television screen flashing suspension notice of GEO News channel in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, June 6, 2014. Pakistan's media regulatory agency on Friday suspended the operating license of the country's leading news channel for two weeks after a spat between the broadcaster and the country's powerful military. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

About Our Networks – Gallup article on Afghans’ life ratings previews the BBG’s research briefing on media use in Afghanistan. – Visitor to VOA learns about the Paris shooting from TV monitors in Cohen Building lobby. Citations of BBG Networks – Daily Show cites RFE/RL Read more »

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January 14, 2015

Yehia Kassem, Alhurra

About Our Networks – New York Times notes China’s detention or imprisonment of three brothers of RFA’s Shohret Hoshur. – Washington Post interviews VOA’s Saleh Damiger about being trapped on smoke-filled metro. – “Baku’s closure of the RFE/RL must not go unanswered. A two-bit dictatorship cannot overcome Western resolve, Read more »

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January 13, 2015

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

About Our Networks – Washington Post piece about major DC metro malfunction yesterday includes the experiences of VOA’s Saleh Damiger and Sirwan Kajjo. – “I just loved English! I had a teacher from New Zealand that made English come alive for me and I perfected my English by Read more »

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January 12, 2015


About Our Networks – A. Ross Johnson and S. Enders Wimbush write in the Washington Post on the need for Radio and TV Marti as Cuba enters a new era. – New York Times editorial on Azerbaijan’s crackdown calls for tougher Western response, mentions aggressive actions toward RFE/RL. Read more »

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January 9, 2015


About Our Networks – Washington Post, CPJ, AP, Mediabistro FishbowlDC, and other news outlets recount Chinese intimidation campaign to suppress Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur coverage by jailing journalist’s family members. Citations of BBG Networks – Wall Street Journal cites RFA reporting on violent crackdown on Hmong Christians in Laos. – Washington Post Read more »

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January 8, 2015


About Our Networks – New York Times op-ed by Joshua Kucera mentions crackdown on RFE/RL staff in Azerbaijan. – Bloomberg reports that Azeris Reject U.S. Criticism as Crackdown on Dissent Tests Ties – In Boston Globe Martha Bayles and Jeffrey Gedmin call on CIA to ban covert funding of journalists and Read more »

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January 7, 2015

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

About Our Networks – RFE/RL raid included in Huffington Post’s “Ten Days in the Life of Ilham Aliyev, President of Absurdistan” – Radio World reports on raid of RFE/RL offices in Baku. – CBC mentions VOA’s use of Psiphon to give people access to blocked reporting. – The Guardian Read more »

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January 6, 2015


About Our Networks – Khaled Hosseini joins calls to release RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova. – Michigan Radio reports on VOA’s Leo Sarkisian Collection of African Music coming to the University of Michigan. Citations of BBG Networks – The Art Newspaper quotes Radio Marti interview with Cuban artist who was arrested for Read more »

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January 5, 2014

Khadija Ismayilova

ABOUT OUR NETWORKS – The ‘broken window’ approach to international relations — Washington Post publishes op-ed by former RFE/RL president Jeff Gedmin – Journalists killed for dedication to the truth — Washington Post publishes a letter to the editor by former VOA deputy director Alan Read more »

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January 2, 2015

Pakistani man sitting listening to radio that he is holding in his lap

About Our Networks – Buzzfeed mentions the BBG and its Russian lanugage programming in an article about the EU’s attempts to counter Russian propaganda. – RSF calls for the release of Nguyen Dinh Ngoc, a blogger in Vietnam who contributes to Radio Free Asia’s Vietnamese Read more »

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