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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August 19, 2014

Russian TV journalists reporting from an administration building are surrounded by policemen in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo by Mark Krutov/ RFE/RL — in Donetsk, Ukraine.

About Our Networks – Al Rai Newspaper (Kuwaiti daily newspaper) Elnashra (Lebanese news site) Al Youm Al Sabe’a(Egyptian news site) reported that Nabila Kilani joined Alhurra Television as a co-anchor of the network’s ground-breaking live television magazine program, Al Youm. – RFE/RL Ukrainian Service’s Oksana Pelenska appears on Czech TV 24; Read more »

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August 18, 2014

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About Our Networks – AFP reports that Iraqi officer who killed Radio Free Iraq bureau chief is jailed for life. – Hollywood Reporter reports on the idea of a BBG-funded satellite network to Russia. – Radio World and Epoch Times regarding the BBG’s use of shortwave. – NBC interviews Voice of Read more »

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August 15, 2014

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About Our Networks – Al-Monitor notes that VOA Persian will be streaming “volleyball diplomacy” games between U.S. and Iran. – Radio World on Senator Menendez statement regarding VOA Greek Service. Citations of BBG Networks – Guardian uses RFE/RL tweet in story about Russian “aid” convoy.  Business Insider cites RFE/RL Read more »

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August 14, 2014

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About Our Networks – RT reports on the meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and the Russian-language media environment. Also covered by ITAR-TASS and many other Russian-language media outlets. The full video of the meeting is available here. – Human Rights Watch notes that international broadcasters are “unable or Read more »

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August 13, 2014

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About Our Networks – Ekathimerini reports on the closure of VOA’s Greek Service. – Q: How did you get involved in political activism? A: It all goes back to my mother listening to Radio Free Europe all the time. – RFE/RL Iraq’s Petr Kubalek featured on Czech TV at Read more »

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