May 12, 2014

Split screen of two VOA shows in which the presidents of Haiti and Albania appeared

About Our Networks – Washington Post piece on Putin exerting power recalls how Russia stopped broadcasts by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. – Vice article on the value of drone journalism mentions Voice of America. – China Digital Times recalls the importance of VOA during the 1989 democracy movement in China. – Read more »

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May 9, 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 – “The punishment for listening to an American broadcast was death by beheading.” Citations of BBG Networks – Reuters cites RFA reporting on construction of a waste incinerator in Hangzhou. – “I just asked women to send selfies of their private moments of freedom.” Vocativ includes Read more »

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May 8, 2014

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About Our Networks – ABC mentions how Putin is “essentially kicking the U.S. government-funded Voice of Americabroadcasts out of Russia.” – Deutsche Welle mentions BBG programming surge to Ukraine. – New York Times reports on the death of Kenneth Tomlinson, former chairman of the BBG. Citations of BBG Networks Read more »

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May 7, 2014

About Our Networks – As press freedom in Iraq declines, Reporters Without Borders notes that Alhurra TV crew was prevented from covering a protest in Karbala. – Vietnamese blog Ba Sam advises readers on how to read articles on blocked websites like Radio Free Asia and Voice of America. Read more »

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May 6, 2014

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About Our Networks – Foreign Policy references RFE/RL’s role in countering Kremlin propaganda. – All Access Music Group and Radio World on the death of Kenneth Tomlinson, former chairman of the BBG. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Times quotes RFA interview as background on today’s attack outside railway station in Guangzhou. Read more »

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May 5, 2014

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About Our Networks – Foreign Policy praises Muhammad Tahir and RFE/RL Turkmen Service, and suggests that more funding should go to the BBG’s broadcasting networks for accurate, professional journalism. – GEO responds to Imran Khan’s allegations, including those concerning connections with Voice of America. – The Hill discusses the fear Read more »

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May 2, 2014

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About Our Networks – Time, National Journal, Al Monitor, Radio World, Buzzfeed discuss the concerns that new legislation may turn Voice of America into a propaganda mouthpiece. – PRI recalls how VOA reporter was expelled from China following Tiananmen Square protests. – RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova named one of CPJ’s “100 Information Heroes.” – Read more »

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May 1, 2014

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About Our Networks – “People in the Soviet Bloc that listened to it on Willis Conover’s [Voice of America radio] show - I think it did represent [freedom] to them, and I think it represented something different from the stifling existence in which they lived.” Citations of Read more »

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April 30, 2014

April 11, 2014 BBG Board Meeting

About Our Networks – Government Executive and Foreign Policy discuss proposed legislation to change the structure of the BBG and U.S. international media. – The Nigerian Observer references a roundtable on ways to curb polio organized by VOA and the Centre for Disease Control. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Read more »

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April 29, 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 – Reporters Without Borders piece on judicial persecution of Bahraini news providers recalls how freelance photographer for VOA was arrested in 2013. – Billboard names VOA distributed show as great music initiative. Citations of BBG Networks – BBC cites RFE/RL Uzbek Service on broadcast towers Read more »

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