March 25, 2014

A member of a pro-Russian self defense unit checks a polling station while guarding it in the municipality of Dobroe, near Simferopol, Ukraine,Thursday, March 13, 2014.

About Our Networks – Radio Free Iraq and BBG mourn the death of Baghdad bureau chief Dr. Mohammed Bdaiwi Owaid Al-Shammari. – The U.S. Department of State condemns the murder of Radio Free Iraq’s Baghdad Bureau Chief Mohammed Bdaiwi al-Shammari. (also discussed in AFP) – The proposed Ukraine Support Act provides a Read more »

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March 24, 2014

RFE/RL Baghdad Bureau Chief Mohammed Bdaiwi Owaid Al-Shammari

About Our Networks – Dr. Mohammed Bdaiwi Owaid Al-Shammari, Radio Free Iraq’s Baghdad bureau chief, was shot dead on Saturday. (BBG statement, CNN, AP, AFP, New York Times, Reuters, Rudaw) – Russian troops in Crimea seize VOA cameras. – U Than Lwin Htun, the head of Voice of America’s Burmese service, participates Read more »

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March 21, 2014

Alhurra first newscast

About Our Networks – Radio Free Europe circa 1949 through 1972. – A crackdown on Uyghurs is happening in China. Al Jazeera uses Radio Free Asia as subject matter expert on the impact of Ilham Tohti’s arrest. Citations of BBG Networks – Burma setting up new checkpoints along Read more »

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March 20, 2014

Citations of BBG Networks – Politico cites VOA reporting on UN agriculture report. – Al Jazeera quotes VOA interview with al-Shabab leader, Ahmed Godone. – Tibetan Review cites RFA report on China’s severe control of Tibetan monasteries. – Tibetan Review cites RFA report on Tibetans detained because of political activities. – Read more »

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March 19, 2014


About Our Networks – The U.S. should “counter increasingly rabid Russian propaganda” with Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. Citations of BBG Networks – South China Morning Post and Channel News Asia cite Radio free Asia report on dead policeman in Xinjiang. – CBS uses RFE/RL Ukrainian Service Read more »

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March 18, 2014

man wearing VOA cap holds up an ipad

About Our Networks – Daily News Egypt reports on the BBG’s findings about media use in Egypt. – VOA Radiogram. Citations of BBG Networks – NBC News cites RFE/RL coverage of Ukraine sanctions debate. – Guardian quotes Alhurra TV interview in article on new laws in Iraq that permit marital rape. Read more »

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March 14, 2014

Television ownership in Vietnamese households is extremely high.

About Our Networks – New York Times profiles Cambodia’s Beehive Radio, notes that it airs both Radio Free Asia and Voice of America programming. – Columbia Journalism Review interviews RFE/RL Ukrainian Service director Maryana Drach. – 94% of Egyptians used TV for news in the past week, only 5% Read more »

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March 13, 2014


About Our Networks – U.S. News & World Report remembers Willis Conover’s VOA jazz programs as an example of cultural diplomacy. – Congressman highlights Havel’s support of RFE/RL in House speech. – International Federation of Journalists calls on China to respect press freedom, recalls incident where Radio Free Asia was Read more »

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March 12, 2014


About Our Networks – Kurt Volker notes in TIME that RFE/RL and VOA are “sometimes the only sources of reliable information” but due to U.S. government budget constraints are not funded as well as RT. – Here & Now looks at how government-funded media outlets are viewed. Read more »

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March 11, 2014

VOA's Al Pessin at the Syrian border with Lebanon

About Our Networks  – CPJ notes that photos from photojournalist killed in Syria had been used by RFE/RL. – gives an update on Relay, the liveblogging tool developed by the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) Office of Digital Design & Innovation (ODDI). Citations of BBG Networks – The Read more »

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