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Please note: George Sayevich, former VOA reporter, brutally beaten in Ukraine.


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BBG Media Highlights – February 20, 2014
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— Ghana Broadcasting Corporation signs agreement with Voice of America.

— George Sayevich, former VOA reporter, brutally beaten in Ukraine.

Citations of BBG Networks

— New York Times credits RFE/RL several times for Ukraine coverage.

— USA Today and Washington Post cite RFE/RL Ukrainian Service interview with Yanukovych adviser.

— VOA interview with Vietnamese news editor cited by Foreign Policy in article on restrictions of coverage of Sino-Vietnamese War.

— Vice quotes VOA interview with Korea Society on relations with North Korea.

— Newsweek quotes RFE/RL interview in analysis on Ukraine’s political situation.

— Putin’s master plan? The Spectator quotes RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore on Russia analysis.

— Foreign Policy quotes RFE/RL interview with spokeswoman for Ukrainian president.

— UPI cites VOA report on Thai government’s emergency order.

— State Column cites VOA report on the number dead in Ukraine.

In the foreign-language press:

— Elnashra published a short article about Alhurra’s 10th anniversary mentioning Secretary Kerry’s letter to Alhurra.

Of Interest

— Building communities in unexpected places.

— We were never as unified as TV made us believe.

— Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $16 billion.

— Al Jazeera journalists go to court today.

— Genuine democracy is still a stranger in most of the former Soviet republics.

— An absence of censorship in China for House of Cards.

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