October 16, 2014

Yehia Kassem, Alhurra

About Our Networks – Amnesty International: RFE/RL reporter Khadija Ismayilova faces harassment. – Irish Times mentions VOA and RFE/RL’s new show, which is aimed at countering Russia’s reckless media campaign. (More information here.) Citations of BBG Networks – Washington Post quotes VOA Persian’s interview with Wendy Sherman on Iran sanctions. – Read more »

Posted in | Comments closed

October 15, 2014

Pakistani man sitting listening to radio that he is holding in his lap

Citations of BBG Networks – Washington Post uses VOA video footage of Pablo Escobar’s estate. – The Guardian cites quotes Radio Farda’s Moraad Veisi regarding Iran’s involvement in fighting ISIL. – South China Morning Post cites VOA reporting on detention of artists who planned a pro-Hong Kong poetry reading Read more »

Posted in | Comments closed

October 14, 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 – CPJ on the charges against RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova. AFP also writes about Ismayilova travel ban. – VOA and Radio Free Asia able to reach audiences in China behind the firewall using the Telstar 18 satellite and online media, with listener feedback surging over 60%. – “You’ll stumble Read more »

Posted in | Comments closed

October 10, 2014

MBH_0162

About Our Networks – Wall Street Journal profiles Han Dongfang, a leader of the 1989 protest movement in China, who also hosts a call-in program on Radio Free Asia. – Government Executive outlines contracting reform at the BBG. – Space News reports that the U.S. government ceasing to Read more »

Posted in | Comments closed

October 9, 2014

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel visits Al Youm staff at MBN studios in Dubai.

Citations of BBG Networks – Quartz cites VOA report about the source of leaked CY Leung contract. – Christian Science Monitor quotes VOA interview with medical ethicist regarding Ebola death in Dallas. – Business Insider draws from RFA reporting to make the point that China may have Read more »

Posted in | Comments closed

October 8, 2014

A health worker volunteer marks a home with chalk to identify that it has been visited, as they distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Source: AP

About Our Networks – Ventures Africa mentions Voice of America’s SMS-based news services in Nigeria. Citations of BBG Networks – Slate cites RFE/RL’s coverage of Putin hagiography on his birthday. – Politico cites VOA report on Canada authorizing airstrikes against ISIL. – Moscow Times cites RFE/RL reporting on anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya’s Read more »

Posted in | Comments closed

October 7, 2014

Television ownership in Vietnamese households is extremely high.

About Our Networks – Examining the BBG’s mobile security practices. Citations of BBG Networks – Moscow Times and Atlantic Council cite RFE/RL Crimean unit reporting on discovery of body of Crimean Tatar man. – BBC cites RFE/RL Crimean unit reporting on Putin toilet paper. – International Campaign for Tibet cites RFA Read more »

Posted in | Comments closed

October 6, 2014

SD_TrainingMalawi

About Our Networks – Estonian president talks to Al Jazeera about his 10 years working for RFE/RL. Citations of BBG Networks – AP, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Guardian quote commentary by activist Bao Tong published by RFA on Hong Kong protests. – New York Times cites RFA reporting Read more »

Posted in | Comments closed

October 3, 2014

Surrounded by reporters, former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko speaks to journalists after her press conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Tymoshenko arrived Friday in Donetsk in a bid to defuse the tensions and hear "the demands of Ukrainians who live in Donetsk." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

About Our Networks – New Eastern Europe publishes retrospective on Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, long-time chief of RFE/RL’s Polish section. – VOA, RFE/RL, Alhurra, Radio Sawa make the shortlist for this year’s AIB awards. – “My father was addicted to the news,” Marina Silva recalls how her father would listen Read more »

Posted in | Comments closed

October 2, 2014

SD_TrainingMalawi

About Our Networks – Business Insider profiles RFE/RL’s role reporting in Ukraine. – RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova threatened with arrest in Azerbaijan. – NTDTV mentions RFA in piece about Hong Kong coverage around the world. – “Through Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, rock music penetrated the Iron Curtain with messages Read more »

Posted in | Comments closed