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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 broadcasting Wednesday urged Congress to re-organize the journalistic agency so that broadcasters follow foreign policy …

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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

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

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

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

CUSIB asks McConnell to keep Ashe as BBG member

In a letter to Senator Mitch McConnell, the independent and nonpartisan Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB - cusib.org) asked the Senate Minority Leader to retain Governor

Every dollar that we give to VOA comes back to us with hundreds of dollars of goodwill

[caption id="attachment_22349" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Congressman Eliot Engel"][/caption] Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), ranking member of the House

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

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

Congress to Broadcasting Agency: Is Anyone Listening to Us? by Helle Dale

U.S. international broadcasting strategy again landed under congressional scrutiny in Wednesday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, a Heritage Foundation scholar Helle Dale reported.

"Representative Brad Sherman (D–CA) wanted to

BBG Summary of Appropriations FY 2012 – FY 2014

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) requests $731.08 million for FY 2014: $722.58 million for International Broadcasting Operations and $8.50 million for Broadcasting Capital Improvements.

2014 Obama budget eliminates Voice of America radio to Iran, reduces radio to Afghanistan, cuts positions

BBG Commentary [caption id="attachment_10850" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="VOA Director David Ensor"][/caption] The Voice of America (VOA) director David Ensor has announced that President Obama's FY 2014 budget proposal includes elimination

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