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

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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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April 28, 2014

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About Out Networks – Variety profiles Alhurra TV’s “Rayheen ala feen” (Where Do We Go From Here?) – New York Times publishes obituary for David Burke. – Sen. Roger Wicker and Rep. Aaron Shock criticize proposed RFE/RL Balkans Service cuts on Fox News. Citations of BBG Networks – Voice Read more »

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April 25, 2014

Iranians surf the web in an internet cafe at a shopping center, in central Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

About Our Networks – Is Iranian government censorship causing cancer? io9 mentions Iran’s blocking of VOA news and quotes RFE/RL’s Persian Letters Blog on the health effects of jamming technology. – “I have listened to RFA [Radio Free Asia] every day. They report that international and local Read more »

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April 24, 2014

About Our Networks – This evening in DC: A discussion focusing on efforts by the USIA, the Voice of America and the State Department to use jazz as a diplomatic tool during the Cold War. Citations of BBG Networks – NBC, Washington Post, CNN, AP, Los Angeles Times, ABC, New York Magazine and many other Read more »

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April 23, 2014

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About Our Networks – Deutsche Welle recalls that RFE/RL at one point had a Uyghur program. – Government Executive notes that the BBG’s better-than-average staff/manager alignment scoresin the FEVS may make the agency better positioned to address low index scores. Citations of BBG Networks – The Wire, Osun Defender, Daily Read more »

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April 22, 2014

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About Our Networks – Artvoice, Radio World, and TV Technology mark the death of David Burke. – The Diplomat notes that VOA and RFA help give Cambodian news consumers more options and access to independent coverage. – Boston Herald interviews Alhurra TV correspondent Ali Mahdi about the Boston Marathon. – The Heritage Read more »

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