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CUSIB calls on BBG to expand journalism and shrink agency’s bureaucracy

The following CUSIB statement was presented by Joseph Noonan at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) open board meeting on October 8, 2015 in Washington, DC: CUSIB STATEMENT – VIDEO (as prepared for delivery) Good morning and thank you for …

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Ann Noonan and Ted Lipien at BBG Miami Meeting, June 20, 2014

The Man Behind the Anonymous Critiques of U.S. International Broadcasting, govexec.com reports

Government Executive, govexec.com website, has published a

John Lenczowski

The Voice of America Shouldn’t Be A Whisper by John Lenczowski | BBG Watch report

The Voice of America Shouldn't Be A Whisper by John Lenczowski | BBG Watch report

BBG Watch Commentary In an Wall Street Journal

Senator Roger F. Wicker

Senator Wicker pushes to keep foreign radio services open — IBB wants them cut to keep its own budget and positions

BBG Watch Commentary U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a leading Senator on the

Vote of the living dead

Authoritarian regimes have come to place an increasingly high premium on the veneer and perceptions of elections, rather than on their substance, Christopher Walker and Alexander Cooley write

A More Pluralist Approach to European Democracy Support

Democracy assistance is at a crucial juncture. It could either be reinvented or begin to lose both credibility and traction, an important new analysis suggests...

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Congressional Panel Criticizes Management of US International Broadcasting, VOA reports

Congressional Panel Criticizes Management of US International Broadcasting Cindy Saine, Voice of America June 26, 2013 CAPITOL HILL — A former leader of U.S. international

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Governor Victor Ashe welcomes House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22839" align="alignleft" width="222" caption="BBG Governor Victor Ashe with Russian human rights leader Lyudmila Alexeeva and human rights reporter Kristina Gorelik. Moscow, June 2013."][/caption] The Broadcasting

Rep. Eliot L. Engel

U.S. Rep. Engel: Voice of America was instrumental during the Cold War and is instrumental now

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_23067" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Rep. Eliot L. Engel"][/caption] In his

Rep. Edward Royce

U.S. Rep. Ed Royce draws a clear distinction between Voice of America and surrogate broadcasters

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22747" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="U.S. Congressman Ed Royce"][/caption] In an opening statement at the hearing Wednesday on reforming "Broadcasting Board of Governors: An Agency 'Defunct'," the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen – management of U.S. international broadcasting needs to change

Speaking at the conclusion of today's House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R - FL) called for

James Glassman to say that Broadcasting Board of Governors is not defunct, to call for putting Voice of America into the State Department

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_10577" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="James Glassman"][/caption] In a testimony prepared for delivery later today for a hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Should U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors members do private business in Russia and China?

BBG Watch Commentary Most people know or suspect that major business deals for U.S. companies, especially media deals, in countries like Russia or China, cannot happen without government approval

Radio Jittery – RFE/RL’s Kevin Klose interviewed by Zygmunt Dzieciolowski

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19379" align="alignleft" width="122" caption="Kevin Klose"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_16699" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Z. Dzieciolowski"][/caption] A UK-based media freedom organization openDemocracy published an interview with Radio

Voice of America English is hours late in updating news stories on Facebook, loses to Russia Today and Al Jazeera

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_23003" align="alignleft" width="310" caption="Screen shot of VOA Facebook page on June 25, 1:40 PM Washington time, shows no recent news on Snowden. The photo of

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