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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April 14, 2014

First RFE studio

About Our Networks – Bloomberg, Interfax, Fox News, Los Angeles Times discuss Russia cutting off VOA broadcasts. – USA Today interviews Russian journalists Ivan Beliaev and Ildar Gabidullin – both affiliated with RFE/RL – regarding media repression in Ukraine. – “So let Russian President Vladimir Putin play his childish Cold War Read more »

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April 11, 2014

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

About Our Networks – Washington Post and Moscow Times report on the Russian government cutting off Voice of America radio transmissions in Moscow. – U.S. international media “are an integral part of promoting American values, especially our love of free speech, to those who are deprived such freedom.” – RTVi Read more »

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April 10, 2014

Reporter standing under with tent like cover with U.S. Capitol in the background

About Our Networks – Russia pulls Voice of America off the air.  BBG statement regarding this. (Also covered heavily in Russian state media: RT, Voice of Russia, RIA Novosti, and an extensive opinion piece in Voice of Russia.) – Council of Europe interviews RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova after hearing on investigative journalism. – Eurasia Review discusses the importance of U.S. Read more »

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April 9, 2014

AP Images

About Our Networks – Foreign Policy speaks to Radio Free Asia reporter about China’s protest activists and using them as sources. Citations of BBG Networks – CNN recalls Alhurra’s video footage of DC car chase in report about the killed woman’s autopsy. – The New Republic cites RFE/RL’s “ominous Read more »

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April 8, 2014

Radio and TV Marti

About Our Networks – VOA Director David Ensor joins other international media in call for increased safety and protection of journalists. – The trial of the shooter of Radio Free Iraq’s Mohammed Bidaiwi has started. – Radio/TV Marti and Cuban social media. – Code audits of Open Technology Fund’s Cryptocat. Citations of Read more »

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April 7, 2014

Natalia Crujeiras explains the latest internet anti censorship tools that OCB is using in Cuba

About Our Networks – Reuters reports on ‘Cuban Twitter’ projects (note: correction eighth paragraph to reflect that OCB is not part of the U.S. State Department) Citations of BBG Networks – Leadership (Nigerian newspaper) cites VOA Hausa report on Boko Haram army informants. – Examiner cites VOA coverage of Afghan elections – Bloomberg cites Read more »

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April 4, 2014

Kim Jong Un

About Our Networks The reported USAID “Cuban Twitter” – Miami Herald, Slate highlights differences and the Martís approach   Citations of BBG Networks The Algemeiner cites VOA interview with Secretary of State John Kerry Asian Correspondent cites VOA report on Burma’s logging ban Malawi invites Read more »

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April 3, 2014

screen grab of Radio Svoboda coverage showing snipers in Ukraine

Citations of BBG Networks   Gulf Daily News reviews VOA Persian roundtable discussion on President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia   Yonhap News Agency cites VOA report on U.N. aid to North Korea to eradicate infectious animal disease   Allafrica.com cites VOA report on arrest Read more »

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April 2, 2014


About Our Networks – “The sounds of forbidden US radio stations - Voice of America and Radio Free Europe – woke us up and put us to bed every day, sending shivers up our spines as they merged with the noise from the kitchen.” – House passes measure that Read more »

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