December 1, 2014


About Our Networks – Former VOA Director Richard Carlson writes about having lunch with Marion Barry in the VOA cafeteria. – RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service reporter briefly detained and questioned by police . – RFA Khmer Service reporter accused of conspiracy by Cambodian government. – 26 years ago the Soviet Union stopped jamming Read more »

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November 28, 2014

VOA in Russia

About Our Networks – Pashto music legend and music producer for VOA’s Radio Deewa, Sardar Ali Takkar will perform at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. – Washington Post writes that Alhurra’s footage is the only public video evidence of the death of Miriam Carey, driver in 2013 car chase Read more »

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November 26, 2014

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 – Ottawa Times profiles VOA’s Kane Farabaugh, who is reporting live from Ferguson. Citations of BBG Networks – Eleven Myanmar quotes exclusive VOA interview with Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for four-party talks. – EurasiaNet cites RFE/RL reporting about Uyghurs in Kyrgyzstan. – Read more »

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November 25, 2014

People use mobile devices to record as riot police use a water cannon to disperse protesters during a rally against a bill which would, among other things, allow Turkey's authorities to block web pages for privacy violations without a prior court decision, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Police in Istanbul have clashed with hundreds of protesters denouncing a new law that increases government controls over the Internet. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

About Our Networks – Speaker of the Polish Parliament, Radek Sikorski, comments on role of RFE/RL during the Cold War in the Huffington Post. Citations of BBG Networks – Huffington Post cites VOA report about preventable deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo. – CNN uses RFE/RL reporting on battling Read more »

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November 24, 2014


About Our Networks – Washington Post columnist Joe Davidson writes about the BBG’s new contracting model. Citations of BBG Networks – The New York Times cites RFA interview with Uyghur student slapped with travel ban – The Frontier Post cites VOA interview with Pakistan’s foreign affairs adviser on Pak-US strategic and Read more »

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November 21, 2014

Yehia Kassem, Alhurra

About Our Networks – WKMS profiles VOA’s Rachel Jones. Citations of BBG Networks – Reuters quotes VOA interview of Myanmar President Thein Sein in which he claims that oppression against the Rohingya is a media fabrication. – The Nation quotes RFA interview with Uyghur refugee. – International Business Times Read more »

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November 20, 2014

VOA’s Somali Chief Abdirahman Yabarow (left) greets President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

About Our Networks – Want China Times reports that guests at China’s World Internet Conference can freely access VOA, as well as other typically blocked websites. Citations of BBG Networks – Silk Road Reporters cites RFE/RL report on Kazakhstan political prisoner Roza Tuletaeva. – Latin Post cites Read more »

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November 19, 2014

Pakistani man sitting listening to radio that he is holding in his lap

About Our Networks – Washington Post piece about new WhatApp encryption notes that the group helping with developing the technology, Open Whisper Systems, is partially funded by Radio Free Asia. Citations of BBG Networks – New York Times cites RFA reporting on Uyghurs escaping detention from Thailand. – Reuters Read more »

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November 18, 2014


About Our Networks – BBG networks now reach a global audience of 215 million! Radio World piece reviews the methodology. – Protecting the VOA brand. Citations of BBG Networks – Slate cites RFE/RL reporting on the types of questions that potential Western recruits ask about the ISIL lifestyle. – Christian Read more »

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November 17, 2014

media research cambodia2

About Our Networks – Jeff Gedmin recalls 1977 violence toward Monica Lovinescu, Romanian journalist for RFE/RL. Citations of BBG Networks – Daily Times and The Nation use VOA interview with ISPR Director General Bajwa on hundreds of terrorists eliminated in North Waziristan. – Qantara cites RFA research on protests and deaths Read more »

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