BBG Media Highlights - September 27, 2013
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-- Former VOA Somali reporter makes documentary about Somali diaspora in Minnesota.

-- Former BBG chair Jim Glassman joins Public Affairs Engagement.

Citations of BBG Networks

-- BBC cites Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Uzbek reporting on a boy who apparently died picking cotton.

-- Radio Free Asia reporting on potential foreign investors for Kaesong complex cited by Chosun Ilbo.

-- RFE/RL's Golnaz Esfandiari quoted in Slate on Rohani's words on the Holocaust (Slate also points out that she "writes the excellent Persian Letters blog")

-- Powerful people in Russia. Business Insider quotes RFE/RL reporting.

In the foreign-language press:

-- Bernama (Malaysian national news agency) cited statements aired on Radio Sawa from President Obama's speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. President Obama said "We deeply believe it is in our interest to see a Middle East and North Africa that is peaceful and prosperous; and will continue to promote democracy and human rights...But I also believe that we can rarely achieve these objectives through unilateral American action - particularly with military action. Iraq shows us that democracy cannot be imposed by force."

-- Maarej (Iraqi news and information site) cited Radio Sawa report that thirty eight people were killed in Sudan as anti-government violence flared in the capital Khartoum over fuel subsidy cuts announced by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

-- Addiyar (daily Lebanese newspaper) cited Radio Sawa report that General Salim Idriss, the nominal head of Syria's mainstream rebels, would travel to Syria to rally his ranks after 13 rebel factions, including major battalions, rejected the Syrian National Coalition.

Of Interest

-- Trending YouTube videos around the world.

-- Phone politics in Palestine.

-- Wealthy benefactors and cat gifs: Business models for online journalism.

-- "We can't be strictly driven by what people are talking about on social," says CNN.

-- Why is Albert Camus still a stranger in Algeria?
About Us
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.