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Broadcasting Board of Governors – agency in charge of U.S. international broadcasting in a state of general failure

BOTTOM OF THE BARREL Commentary by Quo Vadis The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey this year has again demonstrated for all to see why the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) is one of the very worst places …

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PARAZIT

The popular satirical Voice of America (VOA) television program to Iran PARAZIT has been off the air for nine months, but top managers at VOA, its parent

ODDI Oddities – Broadcasting Board of Governors Job Guaranteed for Life?

ODDI ODDITIES A BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS JOB GUARANTEED FOR LIFE?   Recently, a curious job announcement was posted on the Broadcasting Board of Governors Innovation

JABBERWOCKY and Other Tales from the Federal Government Crypt

JABBERWOCKY and Other Tales from the Federal Government Crypt by Quo Vadis Has the Jabberwocky Virus Infected the Broadcasting Board of Governors?   There's an urban legend that people who get

JABBERWOCKY and Other Tales from the Federal Government Crypt

JABBERWOCKY and Other Tales from the Federal Government Crypt by Quo Vadis Has the Jabberwocky Virus Infected the Broadcasting Board of Governors?   There's an urban legend that people who get

Congress tries to thwart BBG attempts to shut down Voice of America

THAT PESKY CONGRESS: THWARTING ATTEMPTS BY THE BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND ITS EXECUTIVE STAFF TO SHUT DOWN VOA by Quo Vadis   Year after fiscal year, members of Congress

Purging of the Voice of America by the Broadcasting Board of Governors

RIF REDUX:  PURGING OF THE VOICE OF AMERICA BY THE BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND ITS EXECUTIVE STAFF  by Quo Vadis   The recent and most devastating Reduction-in-Force proposed by Broadcasting Board of

You can’t make this up: International Broadcasting Bureau runs cosmetic classes

YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP:  TO PUT ITS BEST FACE FORWARD, THE IBB RUNS COSMETICS CLASSES  by Quo Vadis An early April Fools' joke?  Classes in "outer beauty" as part of "Taking

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Forget Voice of America radio WHAM ( Winning Hearts and Minds )

CACOPHONY AT COHEN CONTINUUM: Dance of the Comedians by Quo Vadis  In November 2011, at a forum sponsored by the Public Diplomacy Council and reported on by Adam Clayton

THE VOA ANNIVERSARY WALTZ: LA DANSE MACABRE?

[caption id="attachment_13839" align="align center" width="447" caption="Getting a BBG Birthday Cake"][/caption] THE VOA ANNIVERSARY WALTZ:  LA DANSE MACABRE? by Quo Vadis   For the past 10-15 years, as annual budget time nears,

Confused IBB and BBG bureaucracy grows at the expense of strategy, national interests and public diplomacy

Of late, a lot of confusion at the BBG, IBB and all of U.S. international broadcasting. Confusion about the actual VOA mission codified in the VOA Charter

Linguistic Peking Duck Soup at Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has unveiled its budget proposal for FY2013 which calls for eliminating Voice of America radio, television and Internet programs in Cantonese, ending

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