January 27, 2015

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About Our Networks – Huffington Post mentions RFA Uyghur journalist, Shohret Hoshur, whose brothers were imprisoned in China as a result of his work. – Alhurra’s Driss Sekkat interviewed about producing new show, Our Neighbourhood, which focuses on life in Cairo. Also covered by Alwatan, Tazbeet, and Akhbarak (Egyptian press). – Ambassador Robert King Read more »

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January 26, 2015

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About Our Networks – Alhurra TV’s new show Our Neighbourhood profiled in Daily News Egypt. – Quartz reports on RT displeasure with comment by BBG CEO Andrew Lack. – “In the early ’90s, we lived overseas. And my mother bought us a huge AM/FM shortwave radio from SkyMall so we Read more »

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January 23, 2015

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About Our Networks – All Access Music Group reports that Andy Lack sworn in as CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Citations of BBG Networks – Washington Post cites VOA reporting within piece on Iraqi Torah recently found in Jerusalem. – Vice cites RFE/RL report on police Read more »

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January 22, 2015

Jeff Shell, Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, congratulates Andy Lack after swearing him in as the first ever CEO of U.S. international media.

About Our Networks – The New York Times reports that Andrew Lack has been sworn in as CEO of the BBG, looks to the future of the agency. – Human Rights Watch report recounts how Ethiopian government jams VOA radio signals and harasses people who speak with the Read more »

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January 21, 2015

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About Our Networks – Broadcasting & Cable and Radio World report that Andy Lack was sworn in Tuesday as CEO and director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. – Wall Street Journal reports on harassment and imprisonment of Radio Free Asia reporter, Shohret Hoshur’s brothers in China. – HRW says Merkel Read more »

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January 20, 2015

Elizabeth Arrott, VOA

About Our Networks – Al Jazeera and Institute for War and Peace Reporting on Azerbaijan authorities targeting of RFE/RL’s station in Azerbaijan. – Dot Masr (Egyptian news site) published an article on Alhurra’s series Our Neighborhood that delves into the stories of the people it profiles and shows how they interact Read more »

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January 16, 2015

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About Our Networks – Index on Censorship mentions Azerbaijani authorities raiding RFE/RL’s Baku bureau. – Marti Noticias highlighted in rundown of Spanish-language government-created apps. – Leon Aron confirmed as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors - AEI Citations of BBG Networks – Washington Post and France24 use RFE/RL Armenian service video of Read more »

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January 15, 2015

A Pakistani viewer looks at a television screen flashing suspension notice of GEO News channel in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, June 6, 2014. Pakistan's media regulatory agency on Friday suspended the operating license of the country's leading news channel for two weeks after a spat between the broadcaster and the country's powerful military. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

About Our Networks – Gallup article on Afghans’ life ratings previews the BBG’s research briefing on media use in Afghanistan. – Visitor to VOA learns about the Paris shooting from TV monitors in Cohen Building lobby. Citations of BBG Networks – Daily Show cites RFE/RL Read more »

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January 14, 2015

Yehia Kassem, Alhurra

About Our Networks – New York Times notes China’s detention or imprisonment of three brothers of RFA’s Shohret Hoshur. – Washington Post interviews VOA’s Saleh Damiger about being trapped on smoke-filled metro. – “Baku’s closure of the RFE/RL must not go unanswered. A two-bit dictatorship cannot overcome Western resolve, Read more »

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January 13, 2015

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

About Our Networks – Washington Post piece about major DC metro malfunction yesterday includes the experiences of VOA’s Saleh Damiger and Sirwan Kajjo. – “I just loved English! I had a teacher from New Zealand that made English come alive for me and I perfected my English by Read more »

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