March 17, 2015

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About Our Networks – “American-funded radio programming had played an outsize role in [Chen Guangcheng's] political education (Radio Free Asia “was a revelation”)” Citations of BBG Networks – Breitbart cites VOA reporting about increased executions in Iran. – Breitbart cites RFE/RL’s Under the Black Flag blog’s coverage Read more »

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March 16, 2015

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About Our Networks – “While I was growing up in Moscow during the 1970s and 1980s, our apartment entertained equally the sounds of Communist propaganda from the four-channel television in the living room and Voice of America whispering in the dark kitchen.” – Forbes piece on Read more »

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March 13, 2015

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About Our Networks – Translation of Feng Zhenghu’s account of living in Tokyo’s Narita Airport for 92 days mentions visit by RFA reporter. Citations of BBG Networks – Islamic State announces expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa with the acceptance of a Boko Haram loyalty pledge. Los Angeles Times cites VOA’s Read more »

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March 12, 2015

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About Our Networks – Radio World publishes commentary by BBG’s André Mendes about critical nature of agile, cost-effective operations. – Washington Post article about scandal at the BBC briefly mentions the scope of VOA. – The BBC plans a North Korea Service. The Telegraph mentions that this mimics VOA and Read more »

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March 11, 2015

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Citations of BBG Networks – UPI cites VOA report on North Korea’s nuclear abilities. – CFR’s Asia Unbound cites VOA reporting on cultural and religious barriers in Timor to family planning. – Chosun Ilbo cites RFA reporting on “made in Korea” stamps for North Korea exports. – Business Read more »

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March 10, 2015

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VOA’s Music Time in Africa talks with students in Cameroon.

About Our Networks – “In the Africa of the late 1970s and the 1980s, the main source of free jazz music was Voice of America (VOA).” – Veto Gate (Egyptian news site) reported on Alhurra filming new episode of Our Neighborhood about female soccer player Amani Rashad, focusing on Read more »

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March 9, 2015

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About Our Networks – “Soviet rhetoric was officially anti-Western, but it couldn’t repress ordinary Russians’ passion for the Beatles nor their enthusiasm for getting news from jammed Voice of America broadcasts.” – RFA President Libby Liu writes in Time with Anne-Marie Slaughter on lessons from Asia’s women Read more »

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March 6, 2015

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About Our Networks – Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland speaks about BBG request for more Russian-language programming. – Radio Taiwan interviews RFA’s Catherine Antoine about women in China and RFA’s new e-book. – Al-Monitor piece about challenges for actresses in Gaza quotes Alhurra reporter Wissam Yassine. – “I always Read more »

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March 5, 2015

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About Our Networks – New York Times, CNN, and other outlets report that Andrew Lack is leaving his position as CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. – Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland supports boosting VOA and RFE/RL in eastern Europe and Russia. – “He first heard Charlie Parker Read more »

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March 4, 2015

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About Our Networks – Human Right Watch recounts Azerbaijan’s crackdown on independent voices, including the jailing of Khadija Ismayilova and sealing of RFE/RL’s Baku bureau. – Washington Post, New York Times, and Variety report on rumor that BBG CEO Andy Lack will depart for NBC. – Alhurra and Radio Sawa Read more »

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