September 3, 2014

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About Our Networks – Washington Post profile of Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves recalls that he once worked for RFE/RL. Citations of BBG Networks – The Guardian cites RFA reporting on cash incentives for interethnic marriages in China. – CNN cites VOA reporting in updated report on Al-Shabaab and its Read more »

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September 2, 2014

About Our Networks – Ilgar Nasibov, a freelance journalist for RFE/RL, was brutally beaten in Azerbaijan. – “Mr. Putin’s Big Lie shows why it is important to support a free press where it still exists and outlets like Radio Free Europe that bring the truth to people Read more »

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August 29, 2014

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About Our Networks – Voice of America Persian described by Wall Street Journal as “giving Iranians a rare outside perspective in their own language.” – Advanced Television notes that the U.S. applied penalties to IRIB because of signal jammingtoward VOA and BBC. – RFE/RL Russian journalists tell Forbes Russian about Read more »

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August 28, 2014

New VOA and RBC co-production, Cold War?

About Our Networks – Wall Street Journal, in an article about Intelsat and Eutelsat getting waivers to broadcast Iranian programming, notes that many Iranians are about to view VOA Persian via satellite for a rare outside source of information. Citations of BBG Networks – Washington Post publishes Read more »

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August 27, 2014

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Citations of BBG Networks – International Business Times quotes VOA report on Cameroon’s efforts to fight Boko Haram. – Gawker quotes RFE/RL story about American volunteer in Ukraine. – Sudan Tribune cites VOA interview with South Sudanese army spokesperson regarding shot down helicopter. – The Diplomat cites RFA reporting Read more »

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August 26, 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 – Book on history of RFE/RL mentioned in Daily Beast story about a potential victims of Communism memorial. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Review of Books quotes VOA Khmer editor about Khmer Rouge genocide. – China implements media blackout on the subject of Uyghurs. Time Read more »

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August 25, 2014

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About Our Networks – “I was listening to Voice of America at 2 a.m., and I heard that Elvis died.” – New York Times mentions RFE/RL past broadcasts in story on tensions with Russians in Latvia. – RFE/RL Turkmen Service mentioned in Financial Times piece about Turkmenistan’s authoritarianism. – VOA holds Read more »

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August 22, 2014

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About Our Networks – Poynter notes that Zaid Benjamin of Radio Sawa briefly got his account suspended after tweeting about the video of James Foley’s death. Citations of BBG Networks – Now that Moscow is shutting down McDonalds, CBS cites VOA piece on the 14 years of negotiations that Read more »

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August 21, 2014

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About Our Networks – Broadcasting & Cable reports that the BBG condemns the killing of James Foley. – International Business Times includes Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi in list of reporters who remain missing in Syria. – How should Twitter handle graphic images? GigaOM, Politico, France 24, USA Today, International Business Times note that Radio Sawa Read more »

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August 20, 2014

RFE/RL correspondent Andriy Dubchak reporting live in Kyiv, Dec 2013

About Our Networks – Video appears to show beheading of American journalist James Foley. Washington Post, USA Today, The Telegraph, Foreign Policy, The Wire, Mashable report that Radio Sawa reporter Zaid Benjamin was the first to break the news that the video was online, note that twitter briefly suspended Benjamin’s account following Read more »

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