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BBG Media Highlights - September 12, 2013
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-- Yan Myo Thein listened to "programs from Voice of America and the British Broadcasting Corporation for at least three hours a day since the age of 14" in Burma. Irrawaddy profiles the current youth political movements in the country.

-- Listening to Voice of America in Zambia, March 19, 1975. (Zambia Reports)

Citations of BBG Networks

-- "It really underlines how important that region is to China's future." RIA Novosti cites RFE/RL interview on Chinese plan to invest $3 billion on Kyrgyzstan.

-- An extra seat on the IAC for South Korea? Yonhap cites a Voice of America interview with North Korea's International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung.

-- Arrested for "rumor mongering." Global Voices cites a Radio Free Asia journalism about the law in China.

-- AfPak roundup. Foreign Policy links to VOA and RFE/RL reporting.

-- Was Omar Hammami (aka al-Amriki) killed in Somalia? The Ireland Independent references his interview with Voice of America.

-- In Armenia, murder charges dropped against politically connected. EurasiaNet cites RFE/RL interview with Human Rights Watch.

-- Music can change lives. OnIslam cites VOA reporting on a young American Muslim rapper.

In the foreign-language press:

-- Yonhap News (South Korean news agency) cites Radio Free Asia report that a railroad is scheduled to open from Rajin, North Korea to Hassan, Russia within a few days.

-- Public transportation replaced by private bus. Money Today (South Korean newpaper) cites a Radio Free Asia interview with a North Korean source on transit issues in the country.

Of Interest

-- Vladimir Putin's op-ed in The New York Times.

-- They were taught the "core values of truthfulness, dignity and freedom."

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