BBG Media Highlights - September 23, 2013
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-- Coque Mukuta, reporter for Voice of America, assaulted and detained in Angola. (Committee to Protect Journalists and Human Rights Watch)

-- "They are Havel's kind of people. They trade in his kind of dissent." Jeffrey Gedmin writes about Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and dissidents.

-- Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Cuban economist and diplomat and former contributor to Radio Marti, dies in Spain.

-- Zulu TV launches in sub-Saharan Africa via satellite, will link with VOA for international coverage.

-- Project FINE executive director Fatima Said interviewed on VOA in Bosnian as part of her trip to DC.

Citations of BBG Networks

-- "The fruit vendor you've never heard of." Brown Political Review cites Radio Free Asia reporting on oppressive government measures in China.

-- NPR discusses the last tweets of Omar Hammami, mentions VOA's interview.

-- WPRO picks up the RFE/RL coverage of Miss Uzbekistan fraud.

-- Chinese flag installed in a mosque. China Digital Times includes RFA reporting on Uyghurs killed near Kashgar.

-- UPI cites Voice of America reporting on the hostage situation in Kenyan shopping mall.

-- International Business Times cites RFE/RL reporting on Christian minorities in Pakistan.

Of Interest

-- "We have big ambitions." How Russia Today built a U.S. audience.

-- Advertising agency in Minnesota creates products that reach people who are not fluent in English.

-- North Korea accuses South Korea of having "reptile media."

-- The State of Broadband 2013, an ITU-UNESCO report (here is a quick summary by Computer World).

-- "Twitter Inc. suspended the account of Somalia's al-Shabaab militant group after the rebels used the service to claim responsibility for the deadly attack."

-- At the intersection of programming and journalism: Chris Williams, the first Knight/Washington Post scholar.
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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.