December 5, 2014

A Pakistani viewer looks at a television screen flashing suspension notice of GEO News channel in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, June 6, 2014. Pakistan's media regulatory agency on Friday suspended the operating license of the country's leading news channel for two weeks after a spat between the broadcaster and the country's powerful military. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Citations of BBG Networks – The Guardian, Bloomberg, TIME, BBC, Reuters, USA Today, LA Times cite VOA in continuing coverage of Sony hacking. – Vox cites RFE/RL coverage of Islamic militant attack in Chechnya. – Forum 18 cites RFE/RL report on detention of Nakhichevan Muslims. – BelarusDigest cites RFE/RL report on legal advocacy leader kicked out of Belarus. Of Read more »

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December 4, 2014

Photo courtesy: U.S. Embassy Macedonia

About Our Networks – USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the Public Diplomacy Council host panel on new initiatives to combat Russian information – Jeff Gedmin’s WSJ op-ed How to Reply to Russian Propaganda mentions BBG networks Citations of BBG Networks – The Asia Foundation article about Cambodia’s smartphone revolution mentions Read more »

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December 3, 2014

VOA in Russia

Citations of BBG Networks – New York Times cites Robert Coalson analysis of Moldovan elections – Washington Times cites RFE/RL’s “Under the Black Flag” blog for reporting on Russia banning IS analysis sites – International Business Times cites RFE/RL reporting on foreign national appointed to Ukraine government. – Allafrica.com cites VOA report on Read more »

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December 2, 2014

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Citations of BBG Networks – Reuters, The Telegraph, USA Today use VOA reporting in story on possibility of North Korea hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment over new James Franco movie. – Huffington Post cites VOA report on circumcision norms in South Africa – Sputnik and China Digital Times quote VOA reports on Hong Kong protests. – Read more »

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December 1, 2014

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About Our Networks – Former VOA Director Richard Carlson writes about having lunch with Marion Barry in the VOA cafeteria. – RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service reporter briefly detained and questioned by police . – RFA Khmer Service reporter accused of conspiracy by Cambodian government. – 26 years ago the Soviet Union stopped jamming Read more »

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November 28, 2014

VOA in Russia

About Our Networks – Pashto music legend and music producer for VOA’s Radio Deewa, Sardar Ali Takkar will perform at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. – Washington Post writes that Alhurra’s footage is the only public video evidence of the death of Miriam Carey, driver in 2013 car chase Read more »

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November 26, 2014

A Pakistani viewer looks at a television screen flashing suspension notice of GEO News channel in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, June 6, 2014. Pakistan's media regulatory agency on Friday suspended the operating license of the country's leading news channel for two weeks after a spat between the broadcaster and the country's powerful military. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

About Our Networks – Ottawa Times profiles VOA’s Kane Farabaugh, who is reporting live from Ferguson. Citations of BBG Networks – Eleven Myanmar quotes exclusive VOA interview with Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for four-party talks. – EurasiaNet cites RFE/RL reporting about Uyghurs in Kyrgyzstan. – Read more »

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November 25, 2014

People use mobile devices to record as riot police use a water cannon to disperse protesters during a rally against a bill which would, among other things, allow Turkey's authorities to block web pages for privacy violations without a prior court decision, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Police in Istanbul have clashed with hundreds of protesters denouncing a new law that increases government controls over the Internet. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

About Our Networks – Speaker of the Polish Parliament, Radek Sikorski, comments on role of RFE/RL during the Cold War in the Huffington Post. Citations of BBG Networks – Huffington Post cites VOA report about preventable deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo. – CNN uses RFE/RL reporting on battling Read more »

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November 24, 2014

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About Our Networks – Washington Post columnist Joe Davidson writes about the BBG’s new contracting model. Citations of BBG Networks – The New York Times cites RFA interview with Uyghur student slapped with travel ban – The Frontier Post cites VOA interview with Pakistan’s foreign affairs adviser on Pak-US strategic and Read more »

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November 21, 2014

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About Our Networks – WKMS profiles VOA’s Rachel Jones. Citations of BBG Networks – Reuters quotes VOA interview of Myanmar President Thein Sein in which he claims that oppression against the Rohingya is a media fabrication. – The Nation quotes RFA interview with Uyghur refugee. – International Business Times Read more »

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