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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March 10, 2014

Karen Caballero, Alfredo Jacomino

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


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


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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