March 30, 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 – New York Times wedding announcement notes that the father of the bride previously worked asthe CEO of the BBG. – TBI Vision reports that Alhurra TV acquired documentary The World Class. Citations of BBG Networks – NPR quotes VOA reporting about voter accreditation in Read more »

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March 27, 2015

A shopkeeper in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday June 4, 2009, adjusts a TV showing US President Barack Obama on the day that the US president visits Egypt. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jourani)

About Our Networks – CPJ #PressUncuffed campaign draws attention to imprisoned journalists, including RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova. – Daily Signal mentions VOA and RFE/RL’s Current Time in piece on EU decision to counter Russian propaganda. Citations of BBG Networks – Sydney Morning Herald quotes RFA interview with Kokang refugee regarding atrocities committed Read more »

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March 26, 2015

(left to right): VOA Director David Ensor, STA Host Shaka Ssali, Ambassador H.E. Bockari K. Stevens, Dr. Malonga Miatudila, Ebola survivors Dr. Rick Sacra and Ashoka Mukpo

About Our Networks – Reuters piece on new report by Enders Wimbush and Elizabeth Portale says U.S. and BBG losing “information war.” – The National discusses the global “information battle” and the role of USIM as Russia and China expand media properties. Citations of BBG Networks – Toomas Hendrik Read more »

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March 25, 2015

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About Our Networks – Radio and TV Marti­, U.S. Broadcasters to Cuba, Emerge From Cold War Past Facing Uneasy Future, New York Times. – Global Voices interviews RFE/RL’s Golnaz Esfandiari, “English-Language journalism’s ‘bridge’ to Iran.” – What Women Want magazine profiles Yasmine Shaaban, one of the cast members on Read more »

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March 24, 2015

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About Our Networks – What It’s Like to Cover the Tsarnaev Trial for a Russian Audience - the Boston Globe profiles VOA’s Fatima Tlisova’s reporting. Citations of BBG Networks – Newsweek cites RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore and his “influential” Power Vertical blog on Nemtsov murder. – Los Angeles Times cites Read more »

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March 23, 2015

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About Our Networks – Human Rights Defenders’ Joint Statement on Azerbaijan includes raid of RFE/RL’s offices in Baku, Azerbaijan. – Radio World piece on the BBG’s 2016 Budget Request Citations of BBG Networks – The Sudan Tribune cites VOA interview with Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources on signing of Read more »

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March 20, 2015

(left to right): VOA Director David Ensor, STA Host Shaka Ssali, Ambassador H.E. Bockari K. Stevens, Dr. Malonga Miatudila, Ebola survivors Dr. Rick Sacra and Ashoka Mukpo

About Our Networks – New York Times notes that hackers have attacked GreatFire.org, which is partially financed by RFA’s Open Technology Fund. – Radio Free Asia potluck broadcasts culinary news. Citations of BBG Networks – Daily News, Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Blaze use RFE/RL video from horrific scene of a woman beaten to Read more »

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March 19, 2015

A shopkeeper in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday June 4, 2009, adjusts a TV showing US President Barack Obama on the day that the US president visits Egypt. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jourani)

Citations of BBG Networks – Haaretz quotes VOA reporting on Pelosi reaction to Netanyahu victory. – Breitbart cites RFE/RL reporting on ISIL kidnapping 20 doctors. Of Interest – Whistle-blowing news outlets struggle to survive in the Balkans. – How microsites are covering global news. – PowerPoint karaoke. – Fact-checking Rouhani.

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March 18, 2015

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About Our Networks – “We decided to push on technology and uncork everything from B-1 bombers to Star Wars, where the Soviets couldn’t compete. The Voice of America - we’re going to talk to the people behind the Iron Curtain.” – Southeast European Times quotes Assistant Secretary Read more »

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March 17, 2015

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About Our Networks – “American-funded radio programming had played an outsize role in [Chen Guangcheng's] political education (Radio Free Asia “was a revelation”)” Citations of BBG Networks – Breitbart cites VOA reporting about increased executions in Iran. – Breitbart cites RFE/RL’s Under the Black Flag blog’s coverage Read more »

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