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Today we recommend the Committee to Protect Journalists article Journalists assaulted amid protests in Ukraine, which mentions that “at least two journalists with the Ukrainian service of the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said that police ignored their “Press” vests and cards, briefly detained them, and beat them with fists and batons.”
We also recommend Al Jazeera article “Intimidated journalists in Russia hesitate to criticize Sochi Games,” which mentions the denial of Russian visa to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty journalist and advisor David Satter.
Also interesting is Government Executive article reporting that the Broadcasting Board of Governors has reshuffled its management team. It quotes Jeff Trimble, a veteran journalist, telling Government Executive he is pleased to take on more management duties to “enhance the editorial cooperation and collaboration across media properties across the BBG. We have great original content in 61 languages, so to help us work better globally, we had to look internally to lift our game in an era of limited resources.”
You may also want to read: “BBG reconfirms IBB management changes, allays some but not all concerns,” BBG Watch, Jan. 23, 2014.