Global Media Analyst

As of 7PM ET, Sunday, Jan. 5, Voice of America (VOA) English website is not reporting on the first major anti-government rally in Kyiv, Ukraine. VOA Ukrainian website is reporting on the rally with its own and RFE/RL news. VOA Ukrainian service often posts RFE/RL reports to supplement its own extensive coverage focusing on U.S. reactions.

As of 7PM ET, Sunday, Jan. 5, VOA Russian website has not updated its Ukrainian news for two days. Like VOA English and VOA Russian, other VOA language services also do not have fresh news from Ukraine.

Even on its homepage, VOA Russian service is showing Ukrainian news from Jan. 1. Its top news also have not been updated today for some hours.

BBC, RT (Russia Today), and DW (Deutsche Welle) English websites have reported on today’s rally in Kyiv.

It was among the top news for BBC and DW. RT had in its daily news summary.

Radio France Internationale (RFI) website has not updated its Europe news since January 1. It posted only five new reports in English today — all on France. There was more reporting in French, but there was no report today in French on Ukraine.

RFI Russian service did post a report on today’s rally in Kyiv.

BBC Russian service did not have a report specifically on today’s rally but posted a report on opposition leaders vowing to participate in the presidential elections to be held in 2015.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is reporting on the Ukrainian rally on the English website and on many of its foreign language websites.

Ukraine protests: Opposition holds first new year rally, BBC, Jan. 5.

Ukrainian opposition calls for early election, RT, Jan. 5.

Thousands of Ukrainians express their displeasure with the president, DW, Jan. 5.

Thousands Gather For Opposition Rally In Kyiv, RFE/RL, Jan. 5.