An excellent piece by Brian Whitmore’s @PowerVertical, which looks at Putin’s move control the media narrative by reining in independent voices — much as he was early in his presidency when he oversaw the takeover of the once-independent NTV station…[READ MORE]
Iran’s cyberpolice say they have arrested four administrators of a Facebook group called “Daaf and Paaf,” which had launched an online beauty competition.
The Facebook group had called on its 27,000 fans to send in pictures to take part in a competition for choosing “hot” Iranian men and women…[READ MORE]
RadioAzadi: Ten Years Of Impact in Afghanistan
This week, RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi marks 10 years of bringing news and information to the people of Afghanistan. During a special day of programming, the station — which reaches over 60% of Afghans weekly — asked listeners to call or write to share what Radio Azadi programming means to them…[READ MORE]