June 24, 2014

SD-Jun20MeetingPOST

About Our Networks – Voice of America partners with the University of Texas on intercultural dialogue between student leaders in Austin and Afghanistan. – NextGov mentions BBG as one of several agencies that have participated in the Virtual Student Foreign Service program. – George Woodward passed away. – El Nuevo Herald (South Read more »

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June 23, 2014

VOA reporter Daniel Schearf and video journalist Arash Arabasadi (with fixer Anna Pyatetska) interview Ukrainian man. Kyiv, Ukraine, March 25, 2014.

About Our Networks – Gulf News mentions “crackdown” on RFE/RL in Azerbaijan. – The Sacramento Bee discusses the impact of international broadcasting. – Technical error in Cuba briefly lets Cubans freely access Radio/TV Marti and other blocked websites. – The Miami Herald (Spanish-language) reports on the operations of Radio/TV Read more »

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June 20, 2014

Alhurra's Street Pulse

About Our Networks – “In those days in Cuba, jazz was a four-letter word, but we loved that music so much. I remember when I did my first radio broadcast with Willis. “ – Paquito D’Rivera remembers VOA’s Willis Conover in Washington Post interview. – Washington Read more »

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June 19, 2014

Al-Jarba

Citations of BBG Networks – Global Voices cites RFE/RL Tajik service on Google blockage in Tajikistan. – Yonhap cites RFA report on World Food Program reducing nutrition program in North Korea. – UPI quotes VOA piece about China-Vietnam relations. – Leadership cites VOA reporting on Boko Haram. – Viva News (Indonesian news Read more »

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June 18, 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 – “I had three “enemy voices” in Russian to choose from: the Voice of America, the BBC, and the German Wave. (Radio Liberty, deemed the most perniciously and openly anti-Soviet by the Soviet counterpropaganda officials, was unintelligible everywhere in Leningrad.)” – New Yorker Read more »

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June 17, 2014

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About Our Networks – The Guardian notes that VOA was the target of cyber attacks. – The Minneapolis Star Tribune recalls how a Coast Guard ship broadcast VOA programs from 1952-1964. – Politico notes that Senate and House subcommittees will mark up FY15 appropriations bills, including some concerning VOA Read more »

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June 16, 2014

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About Our Networks – VOA journalists offer American perspective on Bergdahl release to listeners in Pakistan. – RFE/RL Tajik services have faced intermittent blocking over the past two years. – Washington Post publishes a letter to the editor by Hans N. Tuch, former deputy director of VOA. – Yahoo News Read more »

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June 13, 2014

VOA reporter Daniel Schearf and video journalist Arash Arabasadi (with fixer Anna Pyatetska) interview Ukrainian man. Kyiv, Ukraine, March 25, 2014.

About Our Networks – “Born in 1931, Mr. Schadeberg was too young to be drafted into the army. He listened secretly to the Voice of America on radio and learned about the concentration camps that his Jewish neighbors – who had suddenly disappeared – were taken to. Read more »

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June 12, 2014

About Our Networks – Carnegie Center mentions RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service interview with Ambassador Richard Morningstar, which was condemned by a government official – India Currents publishes an article about Diversity Day at VOA (page 20). – Washington Post publishes a letter to the editor by Congressman Ed Royce, regarding Read more »

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June 11, 2014

Alhurra's Street Pulse

About Our Networks – Wall Street Journal publishes a letter to the editor by former VOA Director Dan Austin. Citations of BBG Networks – Washington Post uses VOA reporting on Ebola outbreak in West Africa. – Vice News uses RFE/RL video of residents fleeing violence in Mosul. – Minnesota Post mentions Read more »

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