May 7, 2015

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About Our Networks – NHK report on U.S. international media. (2015 translation of May 2014 report) – BBG Interim CEO and Director Andre Mendes discusses press freedom in São Tomé and Príncipe (in Portugese: video 1, video 2). –DigitalGov interviews BBG’s Will Sullivan on mobile app development. Citations of Read more »

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May 6, 2015

A shopkeeper in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday June 4, 2009, adjusts a TV showing US President Barack Obama on the day that the US president visits Egypt. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jourani)

About Our Networks – Investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova receives PEN Media Freedom Award; watch this incredible video. – “It’s not that people in various parts of the world aren’t being exposed to the Western point of view, it’s that they aren’t being convinced by it.” Read more »

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May 5, 2015

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

About Our Networks – BBG Governor Matt Armstrong writes in War on the Rocks on the debate over whether or not RT should be labelled a “foreign agent.” Citations of BBG Networks – Washington Post cites RFA report that Chinese authorities ordered Muslim shopkeepers to sell Read more »

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May 4, 2015

Radio Martí host Lizandra Díaz-Blanco interviews TK.

About Our Networks – President Barack Obama honored VOA Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. (White House, Pulitzer Center, Poynter) – “I was listening to the Voice of America and listening to the moon landing. This turned out to be a pivotal moment Read more »

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May 1, 2015

Current Time, a joint news program between VOA and RFE/RL serves as a counter to Russian propaganda.

About Our Networks – The Daily Star profiles Iqbal Bahar Choudhury, previous chief of VOA’s Bangla service. – CPJ mentions Khadija Ismayilova and the shuttering of RFE/RL’s Baku bureau in letter to European Olympic Committees. – Radio World reports on the OCB deep dive. – Libyan News Agency reported that the Read more »

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April 30, 2015

Mumin Shakirov was part of RFE/RL's team that provided live streaming coverage of the Moscow march honoring slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

About Our Networks – Radio World reports on yesterday’s BBG Board meeting. – Diplomat, on crackdown on media in Central Asia, says RFE/RL Turkmen and Uzbek services have been targets. – Moscow Times reports that Russia’s media offensive is seen as a threat by the West, mentions BBG’s Read more »

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April 29, 2015

Khadija Ismayilova

About Our Networks – Mashable, ABC, and the rest of the Internet picks up RFE/RL’s fox sandwich video. – Moroccan news site Menara reports that Moroccan producer Driss Sekkat won the Bronze Prize at the 2015 New York Festival for his program Street Pulse, which airs on Alhurra. Sekkat said that the Read more »

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April 28, 2015

The news team of OCB's Antena Live report on the historic shift in U.S-Cuba relations on December 17, 2014.

About Our Networks – BBC runs amazing RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of a fox making a sandwich (1.9 million views on Facebook). – Last day in Saigon. UPI quotes RFA’s Dan Southerland on the last day of the Vietnam War. – In obituary, Washington Post mentions Wladyslaw Bartoszewski‘s writing Read more »

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April 27, 2015

RFA Tibetan TV

About Our Networks – Guardian piece discusses push by some members of Congress to make VOA “play a more overtly propagandist role.” – Turkmenistan’s “war on satellite dishes” causes some residents to lose access to RFE/RL’s Radio Azatlyk. – Vanity Fair piece about Richard Engel kidnapping scandal quotes VOA’s Read more »

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April 24, 2015

The Iranian Students' News Agency coverage of the nuclear negotiations included this photo of VOA Persian Service reporter Niloofar Pourebrahim in Lausanne doing a live interview with Washington studio host Arian Risbaf.

About Our Networks – Public Diplomacy Council pens a letter to Congress regarding the need to leverage the synergies of U.S. international media networks. Citations of BBG Networks – Arirang News cites VOA reporting on U.S. House of Representatives adoption of resolution for Korean family reunion. – Global Read more »

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