BBG Media Highlights - September 18, 2013
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-- "The Voice of America is not a propaganda organization and is not a mouthpiece of the White House or anybody else." -- VOA Director David Ensor on Huffington Post.

-- Listening to Voice of America's jazz programming on shortwave in Cuba can be dangerous.

-- One of the 2013 class of Marshall Scholars, Stephanie Figgins, reported for Voice of America.

Citations of BBG Networks

-- Tensions escalating between Chinese authorities and Uyghurs. Security forces in China shoot and kill at least 12 men, wounding 20 others in the Xinjiang region. New York Times and Time use Radio Free Asia reporting.

-- Further pickup of RFE/RL's reporting on the Miss Uzbekistan mystery by Fox News.

-- Cambodia National Rescue Party asks government to release those arrested on politically motivated charges. Phnom Penh Post cites RFA reporting.

-- Remarkable transformation in Somalia? International Business Times quotes Voice of America interview with President Hassan Sheik Mohamud.

-- Armenia joins Russia-led Eurasian Customs Union, which is "incompatible" with EU free-trade and association agreement. Transitions Online cites RFE/RL reporting.

-- Modern Tokyo Times cites Voice of America reporting on Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen.

In the foreign-language press

-- Ming Pao (Hong Kong Chinese-language newspaper) cites Radio Free Asia reporting on a stabbing in Xinjiang.

-- Albawaba (Jordanian news site) cites Alhurra reporting on the deadly shooting in Washington DC's Navy Yard.

Of Interest

-- Going beyond a partial view of Nigeria.

-- Encryption 101 (and why journalists need it).

-- "Is Facebook real?"

-- Brief access to Facebook and Twitter in Iran was just a glitch
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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.