All posts in Analysis

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

Continue Reading...

Voice of America English lost most of its ability to originate news coverage on radio and for the web

BBG Watch Commentary A UK resident who has been relying on Voice of America English news since at least the 1980s has sent us comments which confirm what

Crocker and Ashe: both needed at Broadcasting Board of Governors

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Dysfunctional, Defunct and Ungovernable - Chess Moves

by The Federalist [caption id="attachment_22360" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Ryan C. Crocker"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_14629" align="alignleft" width="140"

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Dysfunctional, Defunct and Ungovernable -The FY2014 Budget – Part Three: David Ensor Does Q and A With The VOA Newsroom Staff

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Dysfunctional, Defunct and Ungovernable -The FY2014 Budget Part Three: David Ensor Does Q and A With The VOA Newsroom Staff by The Federalist   (From

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Dysfunctional, Defunct and Ungovernable - The Latest Numbers Game

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Dysfunctional, Defunct and Ungovernable - The Latest Numbers Game by The Federalist   The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) issued a press release dated

Hushing America’s message in terrorism’s redoubt, Washington Times op-ed

In an op-ed in The Washington Times, former Voice of America manager Ted Lipien warns that bureaucratic infighting mustn’t curtail U.S. news

U.S. officials promoting media freedom abroad censor information for American public

BBG Watch Commentary The U.S. government's International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)--the administrative arm of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) media agency for informing and influencing foreign audiences--censors selection

Russia Talking to Itself – journalists discuss media landscape and Radio Liberty

[caption id="attachment_16699" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Z. Dzieciolowski"][/caption] Kremlin control of the Russian media may not be absolute, though it comes pretty close, and the few independent media have to

Sequestration Prompts Attempt to Silence U.S. Radio Broadcasting

[caption id="attachment_11460" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Helle Dale"][/caption] "Again, the BBG has demonstrated why it is a broken institution, unfit to handle the U.S. government’s most important public diplomacy tool:

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost: Dysfunctional and Defunct, Same As It Ever Was

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost: Dysfunctional and Defunct, Same As It Ever Was By The Federalist   We have borrowed a refrain from a Talking Heads song,

BBG Interim Presiding Governor Michael Lynton is not confirming participation in April board meeting

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_13087" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="BBG Interim Presiding Governor Michael Lynton has been absent from BBG meetings in recent months."][/caption] Sources told BBG Watch that the Broadcasting

Unilateral Disarmament: How the West Has Destroyed its Broadcasting to Russia

A significant and well-researched analysis of Western broadcasting in

US stands to lose ability to connect with citizens in closed societies if bureaucrats have their way

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20188" align="alignnone" width="642" caption="Broadcasting Board of Governors FY 2013 Budget Request"][/caption] The Washington bureaucrats in charge of U.S. international broadcasting (USIB) have not increased their

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Tuning Out and Gone

[caption id="attachment_20184" align="alignnone" width="591" caption="Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012."][/caption]

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Tuning Out

Unique Role of U.S.-Funded Surrogate Broadcasters

BBG Watch Commentary

Unique Role of U.S.-Funded Surrogate Broadcasters

by Ted Lipien U.S. Government-funded surrogate broadcasting, which started with the formation of Radio Free Europe in the early 1950s, was

Creative Commons License Original FreeMediaOnline.org content is available under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License unless otherwise specified.