This is especially interesting in light of all the attempts VOA and all others affiliated with BBG always make to present themselves as mere "journalists".
... And somebody, please, please tell Ms. Sonenshine not to use that conniving look again [especially, towards the end]: that, coupled with her tone, made her sound really conspiratorial. It only feeds into the arguments those very regimes make against free expression at home and US "support" from abroad.
Lastly, she seems to have given a nice shout-out to Clay Shirky. Clearly, it's time for him to write another book (or at least, an updated volume).