December 24, 2014

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About Our Networks – Index on Censorship calls for a expression of solidarity with prisoners in Azerbaijan, including RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova. – ABC News reports on Rep. Brad Sherman’s call give North Korea a “double dose of free speech” by doubling funding for Radio Free Asia Read more »

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December 23, 2014

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About Our Networks – CPJ recalls that Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi remains missing in Syria. – Congressman Brad Sherman asks to double funding for VOA and Radio Free Asia broadcasting to North Korea, asks for screening of The Interview at the Capitol. Cited by The Hill, NewsMax. – Christian Science Monitor suggests Read more »

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December 22, 2014

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About Our Networks – AP piece on the effects of new Cuba policy includes a profile of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, which oversees TV and Radio Marti. – Wall Street Journal piece on tensions between President Obama and high-profile backers over The Interview notes Michael Lynton’s Read more »

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December 19, 2014

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About Our Networks – Boston Globe, Washington Post, and Cato Institute mention Radio/TV Marti in the context of new Cuba policy. – RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore talks Russia on Monocle. (6:30) – RFE/RL Luke Johnson appears on the Bill Press Show. (1:39) – Radio World reports that Ambassador Karen Kornbluh will succeed Michael Meehan Read more »

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December 18, 2014

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About Our Networks – Office of Cuba Broadcasting Director Carlos García-Pérez appears on CNBC to discuss Cubans’ reactions to policy changes. – Reporters Without Borders publishes list of 100 “information heroes,” includes RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova. – Broadcasting & Cable reports on confirmation of new BBG Governor Karen Kornbluh. Read more »

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December 17, 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 – Cambodia Daily notes that VOA Khmer has one of the most popular Facebook pages in Cambodia. – Radio World reports that the BBG has two new members. Citations of BBG Networks – New Yorker and Atlantic quote RFE/RL Radio Mashaal reporting from scene of Pakistan attack;Vice, Fox and Yahoo use video. – New Read more »

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December 16, 2014

Zhaohui Rui (left) and Huaguang Zhao join VOA Mandarin reporter Xin Chen on the set of "Pro and Con" on May 30, 2014.

About Our Networks – Reporters Without Borders launches petition to free RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova. – Deutsche Welle recalls Romanians tuning in to VOA and RFE/RL broadcasts during Ceausescu’s rule. Citations of BBG Networks – BBC cites RFE/RL report on the “Gandalf for President!” movement in Belarus. – Epoch Read more »

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December 15, 2014

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About Our Networks – War on the Rocks publishes commentary by BBG Governor Matt Armstrong on the media environment in Russia. – Haaretz on detention of RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova and what it may mean for Israel’s relations with Azerbaijan. – EurasiaNet notes that passages of Ukraine Freedom Support Act Read more »

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December 12, 2014

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About Our Networks – Radio World reports on the BBG’s partnership with Hub Accra, a Ghana-based tech incubator. – The Independent mentions the IBB’s support for Tor in repressive regimes as a way to access censored media. – Wall Street Journal questions the structure of U.S. international media. – Washington Read more »

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December 11, 2014

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About Our Networks – Buzzfeed suggests that the jailing of RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova is the end of free speech in Azerbaijan. – Venezuela sanctions bill includes note that BBG should report on Venezuelans’ access to “accurate, objective and comprehensive” news. – Newsweek mentions RFE/RL’s Cold War past. Citations Read more »

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