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BBG Governor Ashe receives Glasnost Award in Russia

BBG Watch Commentary In Moscow, Russian human rights activists presented today Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member, former mayor of Knoxville and former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe, with their Glasnost Award for his leadership in bringing back to …

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Posting ‘Governor Ashe Visits RFE/RL In Prague’ took some persuading

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22792" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="(L-R) Seda Stepanyan, Victor Ashe, Irina Gotisan and Franak Viačorka"][/caption] BBG Watch has learned that it took some persuading on the

VOA English has a staff reporter in Istanbul, finally

BBG Watch Commentary (Advisory: This commentary refers only to Voice of America (VOA) English-language coverage of the protests in Turkey. VOA Turkish Service has been providing comprehensive and balanced

BBG Press Release: BBG Broadcasters Earn Record-Breaking Audience Topping 200 Million A Week Worldwide

BBG Watch Commentary Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) journalists are indeed doing an outstanding job under very difficult circumstances, despite being managed by the worst-rated management (International Broadcasting Bureau)

House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing – Broadcasting Board of Governors: An Agency “Defunct”

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[caption id="attachment_22747" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="U.S. Congressman Ed Royce"][/caption]

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives will

BBG Governor Victor Ashe: situation at RFE/RL ‘has been righted’

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22743" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Governor Susan McCue presides over the June 19 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors."][/caption] At the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

Voice of America English service failed to send staff reporters to Turkey to cover protests

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22666" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Russia Today reporter on Taksim Square in Istanbul. Voice of America English service did not send a staff correspondent to Turkey."][/caption] A

Radio Liberty and other independent journalists in Russia want BBG Governor Ashe to stay

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19186" align="alignnone" width="636" caption="Radio Liberty in Exile journalists who were fired or resigned from Radio Liberty. Some, but not all of them, have now been

Before BBG meeting in Prague, Czech parliamentarian asks PM to protect rights of RFE/RL employees

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_11810" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Snjezana Pelivan, former employee suing RFE/RL in the European Court of Human Rights"][/caption] Shortly before the scheduled meeting of the Broadcasting Board

Yandas Medya

Voice of America English website posts a one-sided report on Turkey

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22667" align="alignleft" width="288" caption="VOA English website screen shot."][/caption] The U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) English news website has posted Sunday a one-sided and incomplete

Turkish protesters ask for help to counter media censorship

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22626" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Image posted on Facebook page of Turkish actor and director Mujdat Gezen."][/caption] An appeal posted on Facebook by pro-democracy protesters in Turkey

Al Jazeera, Russia Today, U.S. International Broadcasting — which will be “A Voice of the Voiceless”?

BBG Watch Commentary Two media articles caught our eye this weekend. "Al Jazeera

VOA and IBB bureacrats fail to notice Voice of America Turkey coverage

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22585" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Vandalized TV van on Taksim Square with an anti-NTV sign"][/caption] The public relations staff at the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and the

Unaccountable bureaucrats

The union representing Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) federal employees posted a commentary on the agency's unaccountable bureacracy. Most of BBG's top bureaucrats work at the International Broadcasting

U.S. International Broadcasting and Public Diplomacy Should Be Bipartisan – Helle Dale, Heritage Foundation

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_11460" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Helle Dale"][/caption] Helle Dale, a Heritage Foundation expert on public diplomacy, wrote that "the news that the White House has sought to

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