BBG Media Highlights - September 24, 2013
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-- Investigative reporters being harassed in Angola. Reporters Without Borders comments on the arrest of VOA correspondent Coque Mukuta.

-- Listen to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Golnaz Esfandiari -- along with Dennis Roth and Marc Lynch -- discuss Iran diplomacy on "To the Point."

-- "Thank you for representing the many dimensions of the United States of America so well." Radio Newark is proud to work with the Voice of America.

-- Deceased Cuban economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe hosted a program on the economy for Radio Marti.

-- Senate yesterday approved executive branch nominations including Kenneth Weinstein to be a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Citations of BBG Networks

-- CBS piece about al-Shabaab presence in America cites Voice of America interview with Omar Hammami.

-- RFE/RL interview with U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu on U.S. adoptions cited by Interfax, RIA Novosti, Russia Beyond the Headlines and several Russian publications.  

-- The Nation cites RFE/RL's reporting on cases before the European Court of Human Rights coming from Russia

-- South China Morning Post includes Radio Free Asia articles on Sichuan authorities barring Tibetans from commemorating 100th anniversary of writer Gendun Choephel's birth in morning news roundup.

-- Domestic Fuel picks up a VOA article on the future of algae-based biodiesel.

In the foreign-language press:

-- Al Wafd (Egyptian news site) cited statements aired on Radio Sawa from the White House spokesman Jay Carney regarding the possible meeting between President Obama and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Carney said the United States is willing to work with the new Iranian government to address its nuclear weapons program. But, Carney cautioned, "actions are more important than words."

-- Al Raya (Qatari daily newspaper) cites Radio Sawa report that transformations in the Middle East and North Africa will be key topics in President Barack Obama's address next Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly.

-- Arab 247 (pan-Arab news and information site) cites Radio Sawa report on planned talks between President Barack Obama and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Of Interest

-- The President of Twitter.

-- A lot going on with China's internet, including a 16-year-old being arrested for "rumormongering" online, reactions to Bo Xilai's sentence, and access to Facebook, Twitter, and The New York Times within the Shanghai Free-trade Zone.

-- Read (and search) every constitution online!

-- Rise of mobile has nearly doubled time spent online.
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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.