March 12, 2014

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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. – Journalism.co.uk 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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March 10, 2014

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About Our Networks – In response to Russian media propaganda, Anne Applebaum suggests increased funding for RFE/RL in The Telegraph. – Cuba allowing some smartphone access but Miami Herald notes that the country is still blocking Radio/TV Marti. Citations of BBG Networks – RFE/RL reporting on Ukraine cited Read more »

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March 7, 2014

A man using his cell phone stands near the wreckage of a crashed passenger plane in a neighborhood just north of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, June 3, 2012

About Our Networks – US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Voice of America release report on mobile phones in North Korea. – Asia Radio Today on the BBG’s FY15 budget request. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Times uses Radio Free Asia reporting on motivations of attackers and explanations Read more »

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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

Mideast Syria

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

Reporter speaking while on the street in Caracas

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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