March 23, 2015

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About Our Networks – Human Rights Defenders’ Joint Statement on Azerbaijan includes raid of RFE/RL’s offices in Baku, Azerbaijan. – Radio World piece on the BBG’s 2016 Budget Request Citations of BBG Networks – The Sudan Tribune cites VOA interview with Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources on signing of Read more »

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March 20, 2015

(left to right): VOA Director David Ensor, STA Host Shaka Ssali, Ambassador H.E. Bockari K. Stevens, Dr. Malonga Miatudila, Ebola survivors Dr. Rick Sacra and Ashoka Mukpo

About Our Networks – New York Times notes that hackers have attacked GreatFire.org, which is partially financed by RFA’s Open Technology Fund. – Radio Free Asia potluck broadcasts culinary news. Citations of BBG Networks – Daily News, Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Blaze use RFE/RL video from horrific scene of a woman beaten to Read more »

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March 19, 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)

Citations of BBG Networks – Haaretz quotes VOA reporting on Pelosi reaction to Netanyahu victory. – Breitbart cites RFE/RL reporting on ISIL kidnapping 20 doctors. Of Interest – Whistle-blowing news outlets struggle to survive in the Balkans. – How microsites are covering global news. – PowerPoint karaoke. – Fact-checking Rouhani.

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March 18, 2015

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About Our Networks – “We decided to push on technology and uncork everything from B-1 bombers to Star Wars, where the Soviets couldn’t compete. The Voice of America - we’re going to talk to the people behind the Iron Curtain.” – Southeast European Times quotes Assistant Secretary Read more »

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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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