Voice of America, Radio Free Europe Offer Experts on Marathon Suspects

After the leading suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing --
one already dead after a shootout -- were determined to have immigrated to the
U.S. from the North Caucasus region of Russia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
and Voice of America sent out an email promoting execs there as experts on the

In an email to journalists, the U.S. Government-funded
operations included contacts for a number of executives they said could provide
"insight into this unfolding story. Those included Aslan Doukaev, director
of RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service and Claire Bigg, who profiled the subjects
for RFE/RL's website.http://www.rferl.org/content/boston-bombing-tsar/24962891.html

Journalists interested in getting their input on
the story were advised to contact Karisue
in Washington or Emily Thompson
in Prague.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.