BBG Media Highlights - September 28, 2013
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-- Bashar Fahmi, reporter for Alhurra TV, is still missing in Syria. International Business Times on journalists in Syria.

-- Ameer Hassan, Al-Hurra's correspondent in Wad Madani was detained in Sudan. Reporters Without Borders condemns government actions in Sudan.

-- Who is 'essential'? The Washington Times mentions a Voice of America TV producer in piece about government shutdown.

-- Jorge Luis Garcia Perez "Antunez" mentions Pedro Roig, Radio/TV Marti connection in speech at Georgetown.

Citations of BBG Networks

-- Tibetan in China's Sichuan Province dies after self-immolation. New York Times uses Radio Free Asia reporting.

-- Christian Science Monitor cites Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's reporting on the international honesty experiment.

-- Militants attack college dorm in Nigeria. UPI cites VOA reporting.

-- UPI cites VOA reporting on 12 people dead at high school in Syria.

-- EurasiaNet discusses Kyrgyzstan's defense minister Taalaybek Omuraliyev's long interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

In the foreign-language press:

-- Yonhap (South Korean News agency) cites RFA's Korea Service on reduced number of North Korean refugees allowed into Canada.

Of Interest

-- At the New York Times: The perilous task of innovation in a digital age.

-- State of press freedom in the Middle East.

-- Public diplomacy and Russia's Baltic neighbors.

-- What's going to happen with Iran's internet?
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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.