BBG Media Highlights - September 19, 2013
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-- "Consider carrying a pocket world band radio so you can listen to the BBC and Voice of America anywhere," and other advice to stay safe from Conde Nast Traveler.

-- Blocked on Weibo: flash mob, WikiLeaks, student leader, Radio Free Asia, tank, parade, plainclothes, hidden microphone, and 50 cents. (Pacific Standard)

-- From hearing him on the radio to visiting in the hospital 19 years later, author of piece in Rudow reflects on former VOA Kurdish broadcaster Khalaf Zebari.

Citations of BBG Networks

-- The latest trends in capitalism. Yonhap News Agency cites Radio Free Asia reporting on expanded class offerings in North Korea.

-- MENAFN cites VOA interview with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Japan's military readiness.

-- Tibetan Review cites RFA reporting on the jailing of three Tibetan monks and also on the detention of a Tibetan man for allegedly obstructing police work.

In the foreign-language press:

-- Al Youm Al Sabe'a (Egyptian news and information site) cited statements aired on Radio Sawa from the Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel regarding the threat of force against Syria.

-- Al Ahram (daily Egyptian newspaper) cited statements aired on Radio Sawa from the Fox News television channel's interview with the Syrian President Bashar Assad regarding Syria's chemical weapons.

Of Interest

-- How much can you do with a text message? RuaiSMS is a citizen journalist news service for residents of West Kalimantan.

-- "Mobile first" and what that means to publishers.

-- Journalists in Tunisia strike over press restrictions.

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