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BBG Media Highlights - September 6, 2013
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# AP notes that Omar Hammami is unhappy with Voice of America's reporting on him. VOA promises a special extended report.

# A journalist from Pakistan reflects on visiting the U.S., including his visit to the Voice of America.

Citations of Our Networks

# Turmoil in inner Mongolia. The Guardian cites Radio Free Asia on the death of a local herder following a protest.

# Qatar News Agency cites Radio Sawa's reporting on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's plan to attend a meeting on Syria.

# Foreign Policy cites RFE/RL reporting on accidental deaths of six children.

# A Huffington Post piece on Russia, gay rights, and the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games cites RFE/RL's reporting.

# The Lowy Institute for International Policy finds clarity on the Lao Government's intentions via a Radio Free Asia story.

# Do you like country music? Great American Country uses part of an interview that Sheryl Crow did with VOA on her new album.

# The Star Tribune picks up a VOA story on a huge fire in California.

# UPI quotes VOA's reporting on a drone strike in Pakistan.

In the foreign-language press:

# The North Korean regime secretly operates a bio-chemical institute. MBN (South Korean media) uses Radio Free Asia reporting.

Of Interest

# "When I started my first publication, the very word 'internet' was censored."

# How well-informed are citizens, and how are they getting their news?

# The NSA can foil Internet encryption.

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