BBG Media Highlights – January 24, 2014

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Today we recommend Journal of Democracy article on the role of state-run media in countries with authoritarian leanings, which mentions that authoritarian regimes try to block broadcasters like Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia.

It is also worth noting that there have been only a few media articles on management changes initiated by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and of those very few noted the previous dysfunction of the International Broadcasting Bureau or that this is a major reform effort on the part of BBG members to reform it.

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BBG Media Highlights – January 24, 2014
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— Spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo publicly threatens two journalists, including Austere Malivika of Voice of America.

— In Journal of Democracy article on the role of state-run media in countries with authoritarian leanings, a mention that authoritarian regimes try to block broadcasters like Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia.

— Alhurra’s Street Pulse wins 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award.

— Radio World on the BBG’s interim management structure.

Citations of BBG Networks

— Three Uyghurs in China shot outside of police station in China. New York Times cites Radio Free Asia report.

— RFE/RL coverage of the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine cited by BBCNBCVice and Gulf News.

— KUHF cites VOA story on Washington’s possible willingness to send diplomat to North Korea to secure Kenneth Bae’s release.

— RIA Novosti and Huffington Post cite RFE/RL on death of Azerbaijani gay rights activist.

— Irrawaddy quotes Radio Free Asia interview with Aung San Suu Kyi on Article 59.

— Tibetan Review cites RFA reporting on detained monastic official in China.

In the foreign-language press:

— Al Youm Al Sabe’a (Egyptian news site) published an article about Alhurra’s three 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Rayheen ala Fain?, Street Pulse and a promo for the online journal Syria Stories.  Rayheen ala Fain? won in the Televised Reality Division category.  Street Pulse was honored for its episode on the dangers of working in El Mina quarries in Egypt. Named in the Investigative Reporting category.  Alhurra’s third recognition was for the televised spot promoting the online journal Syria Stories.

— The following publications also made a reference to Alhurra’s three CINE Golden Eagle Awards.

Of Interest

— Iran state TV shows musical instruments, breaking three decade taboo.

— How the BBC is supporting public service broadcasting in Libya.

— Putin does not deliberately pose with his shirt off

— The inside story of Tor.

— The idea of foreign correspondents is “kind of a Western invention.”

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