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From “BBG Media Highlights,” we recommend today:

New CPJ report about state-controlled press recalls the harassment of RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova in the Azeri media.

Not in “BBG Media Highlights” — but worth reading:

WMWatch

BBC, not VOA, reports on state dinner for Hollande, World Media Watch (VOA eventually reported on the U.S.-France White House dinner, but it was well after midnight.)

WMWatch

Slightly late but superb US-France analysis from RFI

 

 

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BBG Media Highlights – February 12, 2014
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— Bing censoring search results in China? Voice of America coverage seems to be missing from search results for “Bo Xilai.”

— New CPJ report about state-controlled press recalls the harassment of RFE/RL’s Khadija Ismayilova in the Azeri media.

Citations of BBG Networks

— The voice of Tibet for China and the world. PRI quotes RFA’s Tenzin Tethong on the impact of Woeser’s work.

— Using graffiti to protest the regime. Huffington Post quotes VOA interview with Egyptian artist.

— Burma News International uses RFA coverage of the 5 Burmese journalists arrested after reporting on chemical weapons manufacturing facility.

— USA Today includes VOA excerpt in a compilation of stories about Syria and chemical weapons.

— RFA interview with UN spokesperson Rolando Gomez quoted in DailyNK.

Of Interest

— Attacks on the Press 2013

— World Press Freedom Index 2014

— Social media users in Bosnia capture protests.

— Richard Stengel confirmed as Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy.

— Will we use commas in the future?

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