BBG Media Highlights - April 18, 2013
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Cutting off aid to Pakistan would not be a good move: Kerry - Press Trust of India, April 18, 2013
During the hearing Congressman Brad Sherman urged the Secretary of State for broadcasting the service of the Voice of America in Sindhi language. "There's probably no more important country than Pakistan and nothing more important than our public outreach to the Pakistani people, yet we're broadcasting only in Urdu. This committee voted overwhelmingly that we should spend a million and a half dollars broadcasting in the Sindhi language," he said. "I hope that the Voice of America will broadcast in the several major languages of Pakistan, even though there are elements of the Pakistani Government who have a phobia for any - the use of any language other than Urdu," Sherman said.
[Related: Secretary of State John Kerry's full remarks . Video on C-SPAN ] 
Citations of BBG Broadcasters
Tibetan Woman Kills Herself by Self-Immolation - New York Times, April 17, 2013
A young Tibetan mother has killed herself by self-immolation to protest Chinese rule, according to reports by Radio Free Asia and Voice of America, two news organizations financed by the United States government.
Also cited by Tibetan ReviewThe Hill Post

EU seeks to broker Serbia-Kosovo deal - Foreign Policy, April 17, 2013
The European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, is apparently engaged in an intense effort to broker normalization between Serbia and Kosovo. Via Radio Free Europe: "Catherine Ashton has begun a trilateral meeting with the prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo aimed at normalizing relations between the two sides...."

World Recoils from Boston Marathon Bombing - The Foundry, April 17, 2013
As reported by Voice of America, statements of support were quick to emerge from countries that have extensive experience with terrorism. Pakistan's Foreign Office stated that the government and Pakistani people are "deeply shocked and saddened" by the "despicable act." Nextdoor in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the attack and offered condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims. In India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated his "solidarity with the American people in the struggle against terrorism."

Assad: West to pay high price for Syria - Digital Journal, April 17, 2013
Voice of America also reported that Assad warned the "fire" that is the Syrian Civil War could easily spread into Jordan. "The fire will not stop at our border and everybody knows that Jordan is exposed as Syria is." he stated.

Venezuelans get ready to protest in Canada's Capital - Digital Journal, April 17, 2013
Capriles said "This claim is peaceful and if someone departs from this peaceful theme, he is not with me. Even more he is doing damage to me," reported the Voice of America. 
Of Interest
A Technological Spring in the South Caucasus - techPresident, April 17, 2013
Riven by ethnic conflict and destabilized by geopolitics, the year ahead might prove to be a tumultuous one in the three South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Armenia held its presidential election in February but is still experiencing ongoing protests. Now eyes are already starting to focus on its two neighbors, which will hold their elections this autumn - and new tools will be available to monitor potential outbreaks of violence.

Time Warner Cable to Offer Live Mobile TV for Apple Devices - Bloomberg, April 16, 2013
Time Warner Cable Inc., the second- largest U.S. cable operator, is adding live out-of-home programming for the first time to its TWC TV application, letting customers watch shows on Apple Inc. (AAPL) mobile devices. Time Warner Cable will make as many as 11 live national news, sports and entertainment channels available outside the home starting at 10 a.m. New York time tomorrow, according to Maureen Huff, a company spokeswoman. They include the Big Ten Network, the Pac-12 Network, TV Guide Network and BBC America. In addition, customers will have access to some local channels, including NY1 for New Yorkers. The programming will be available for Apple's iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod Touch.
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