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BBG Media Highlights - September 11, 2013
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-- Igor Butman took "unofficial [jazz] lessons" from Voice of America (Russia Beyond the Headlines)

-- Georgi Markov, victim of the "umbrella murder" broadcast 137 weekly reports via RFE/RL (Bloomberg)

-- Politico mentions the connection between BBG and the Tor Project.  [Note: For more information about the BBG's Internet anti-censorship program, here's our factsheet.]

Citations of BBG Networks

-- "Coke, don't sponsor hate!" The Moscow Times cites VOA reporting on the Russia and the Olympics.

-- The Weather Channel cites RFE/RL's 2011 reporting on happiness among Scandinavians

-- Russia Beyond the Headlines speaks to RFE/RL's Kirill Kobrin about gay rights in Russia.

-- Irrawaddy cites Radio Free Asia reporting on a meeting between U Wirathu and Diamond Shew Kyi.

-- UPI uses VOA reporting on gunfights in Zamboanga City.

-- UPI cites VOA reporting on "a decade of negotiations through the six-party process" regarding North Korea.

Of Interest

-- Slate partners with Boston public radio on podcasting, gaining a broader audience.

-- "In many of the countries surveyed, clear majorities of Muslims oppose violence in the name of Islam. " (Pew Research Center)

-- How do we feel about tech intellectuals?
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