BBG Media Highlights - June 28, 2013
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In Barroso-Aliyev talks, press freedom takes a back seat - CPJ, June 27, 2013
Most recently, on June 20, the U.S. government-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty reported interference with its signal to Azerbaijan "that could indicate a new level of deliberate interference, a practice known as jamming, and a violation of international telecommunications regulations."
Also mentioned by U.S. Department of State, Armenian News Agency

Mozena wonders at high child malnutrition - Dhaka Tribune, June 28, 2013
He stressed building nutrition awareness among parents to reduce the high rate of under-five stunting in the country, reports UNB. The US envoy was addressing the inaugural airing of public health episodes - Jiboner Golpo, a partnership programme among USAID, Voice of America and Desh TV. A component of a three-year health programme with a US$ 2,00,000 assistance from USAID, 'Jiboner Golpo' will be aired by Desh TV every alternating Saturday at 8:00pm from June 29. 
Citations of BBG Broadcasters
Millions of Tibetans rehoused, relocated: rights group - AFP, June 28, 2013
The Dalai Lama fled Tibet following a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959 and later founded the Tibetan government-in-exile in India. China regularly condemns the global spiritual figure, and has branded him as an anti-China "separatist". Radio Free Asia reported Wednesday that authorities in Tibetan areas of Qinghai and Sichuan provinces are letting monks "openly venerate the Dalai Lama as a religious leader but not as a 'political' figure".

Also cited by International Business TimesTibetan ReviewBBCSouth China Morning PostBBC

Death toll in Xinjiang violence rises to at least 35 - Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2013
However, Radio Free Asia's Uighur language service, citing local officials, residents and an imam who helped with burial rites, said Friday the death toll was at least 46 -- including 35 security personnel. The new accounts also for the first time mentioned the ethnicities of those involved, with Xinhua saying 16 of the dead were Uighurs. RFA said of the security personnel that were slain, about half were Uighurs.

Also cited by Hindu Business Line

US envoy in key visit to Tibet - AFP, June 27, 2013
The visit came amid the backdrop of a wave of self-immolations by Tibetans protesting continued Chinese rule of the territory. The Washington-based Radio Free Asia (RFA) said that a Tibetan nun died earlier this month after setting fire to herself on June 11 near Nyitso monastery in Daofu country of southwest China's Sichuan province. RFA said the nun was the 120th person to set themselves alight since February 2009 in a wave of protests by Tibetans against what they view as Chinese oppression. Many of them have died.

State media reports that US is ending African-American sufferage - Shanghaiist, June 28, 2013
While certain parts of the article were accurate, CRI's overall interpretation of the news was wrong [...] Before [the article] was removed, it was picked up by several other news agencies until the Chinese edition of Voice of America addressed the mistake on Thursday. It published an editorial that called CRI's website an "international joke" and criticised the article as a "misinterpretation and distortion of American politics".

More protests at Kyrgyz gold mine - UPI, June 28, 2013
Some 500 protesters turned up Thursday demanding the government cancel any of the agreements it has with Centerra, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported. The government, meanwhile, said it wants higher taxes imposed on the company while protesters laid out their demands for greener mine infrastructure.

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Opposition meets in the house of Yoani Sanchez - El Nuevo Herald (Spanish-language), June 28, 2013
An important group of activists, bloggers, and independent journalists will meet to analyze recent changes in immigration policy and its scope in the ranks of the dissident movement, among other issues. The meeting will be held on Friday night at the home of the renowned blogger Yoani Sanchez, founder of Generation Y, in Havana. "We are committed to reflect on the advantages, disadvantages, challenges of this possibility," Sanchez said in a statement to Radio and TV Marti.
Of Interest
New French-backed Syrian radio promises independent voice - Reuters, June 26, 2013
Syrian journalists backed by France launched a Paris-based radio station on Wednesday that will broadcast deep into Syria, aiming to provide what they said would be independent coverage of the civil war. Apart from their military conflict, the Syrian government and rebels are waging a propaganda war using television, radio and the Internet. Access for international media is restricted by the Damascus authorities and by security constraints.

Texas and Turkey show why Twitter is often the only media outlet that matters - GigaOM, June 27, 2013
By now, it's become pretty obvious that Twitter can be an incredibly useful - if also somewhat flawed - source of real-time news during catastrophic events like the Boston bombings or the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary school. But in most of those cases, Twitter is just one of hundreds of different media sources, all competing for attention. I think the network shows its real power as a media entity when traditional media is nowhere to be found - and that became abundantly obvious during two recent incidents: the demonstrations in Turkey and the filibuster of an anti-abortion bill in Texas.

Klaus Bergmann elected Chairman of the AIB's Executive Committee - Deutsche Welle, June 27, 2013
Klaus Bergmann, Director of International Relations at Deutsche Welle (DW), was elected Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) for a two-year term. Bergmann will lead the work of the Executive Committee and help AIB develop its medium to long-term strategy. "I feel very honored to be given this opportunity to support AIB's work to promote understanding of international broadcasting. As a representative of Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, I'm fully aware of the growing importance of international broadcasting as well as the challenges we face in an increasingly connected world."
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