BBG Media Highlights - September 17, 2013
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-- RAND includes "a historical case study of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty programs in the Soviet Union, in part, to explore how access to uncensored information can transform political space in a totalitarian regime" in recent report on internet freedom and political space.

-- The BBG maps radio frequencies using the Terrain Analysis Package.

Citations of BBG Networks

-- "Don't get too excited." RFE/RL's Golnaz Esfandiari quoted in "The Guardian" on Iran's unblocking of Twitter and Facebook.

-- Eulogies from Somalia for Omar Hammami. CBS also cites VOA's interview with Omar Hammami.

-- Reporting in conflict zones. Boston University interview with Al Jazeera news editor uses VOA photo.

-- "The killing of Georgiy wasn't our family's tragedy, but rather a tragedy of the whole journalistic community of Ukraine." Kyiv Post includes a message from Myroslava Gongadze, VOA journalist and widow of murdered journalist Georgiy Gongadze.

-- Radio Free Asia article on workers in Heilongjiang not being paid included in the South China Morning Post's China news roundup.

Of Interest

-- Lara Setrakian is changing how journalists cover global crisis (and reinventing digital journalism).

-- CNN vs Al Jazeera America vs FOX vs BBC America. A Pew Research Center study on coverage of the Syria crisis.

-- Anger is the most influential emotion.

-- Challenges of being a journalist.

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is the independent federal agency that oversees all government-supported U.S. civilian international media. The mission of the BBG is to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Networks within the BBG include the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), Radio Free Asia, and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti).  BBG programming reaches an audience of 203 million in more than 100 countries and in 61 languages.