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Congressional Record, April 6, 2011: Rep. Rohrabacher confronts BBG on China and Iran

From time to time, BBG Watch publishes significant historical documents on U.S. international broadcasting. Today, we want to bring you for easy viewing the minutes of the 2011 Hearing on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) before the Subcommittee on …

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A staff run amok

Jane Doe, one of our occasional commentators, sent us her thoughts on the latest OIG report on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the efforts of

Radio Free Asia Tibetan Service covers extensively protests in Tibet and China despite recent dismissal of its director

BBG Watch Commentary The Radio Free Asia (RFA) Tibetan Service leads all international broadcasters in quick, extensive and objective reporting on the current unrest in Tibet


Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty Board plans to hear directly from fired Radio Liberty journalists

BBG Watch Commentary Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Board of Directors are planning to consult former Radio Liberty journalists in

Radio Liberty in Exile Russian journalists appeal in a video to U.S. Congress for help

BBG Watch Commentary Radio Liberty in Exile responds to RFE/RL President Steven Korn's dismissive comments about Russian opposition leaders by appealing to U.S. Congress for help. Radio

Democratic and Republican Congressmen are concerned with BBG’s practice of replacing federal employees with contractors

[caption id="attachment_17682" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Letter to IBB Director Richard Lobo from Rep. G.K. Butterfield and Rep. Walter B. Jones"][/caption] Two U.S. Congressmen from North Carolina, Democrat

Czech Helsinki Committee protests Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty management practices, Russian opposition is drafting another protest

A premier human rights organization in the Czech Republic, The Czech Helsinki Committee (CHC) has published another protest against management and personnel practices of Radio Free Europe/Radio

Dismissed Radio Liberty Moscow Journalists Sent Their Appeal to U.S. Administration, Congress, and Mitt Romney

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch has learned that a committee of 35 journalists and other staffers out of about 40 Radio Liberty (Radio Svoboda) Moscow bureau employees who were

Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Human rights leaders in Russia condemn mass firing of Radio Liberty journalists

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_16754" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Lyudmila Alexeyeva, photo by Владимир Липка (Vladimir Lipka)"][/caption] Reports in Russian media say that a letter of protest sent to the Secretary

Pelosi concerned about proposed merger of BBG's independent broadcasters

[caption id="attachment_16673" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Nancy Pelosi"][/caption] BBG Watch has learned that the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman

Congress Speaks But Nobody Listens at the Broadcasting Board of Governors

"Voice of America (VOA) Worldwide English radio, which, at one time broadcast live 24 hours a day to the world in 1999, will be reduced to providing 1.5

Broadcasting Board of Governors – two silly ideas that went nowhere

It seems that the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) staff has been quite busy up on the "Hill" -- with the proposed CEO legislation and the repeal

Inner City Press reporter Matthew Russell Lee

Why independent reporter Matthew Russell Lee annoys Voice of America? – BBG Watch

Posted from BBG Watch: read original here. BBG Watch Commentary There is little doubt that United Nations officials find independent reporter Matthew Russell Lee highly annoying. His reports have

CUSIB Advisory Board Member Appo Jabarian thanked Congressman Schiff for supporting Voice of America , discussed funding and need for transparency at Broadcasting Board of Governors

Reposted from the CUSIB website. Photo by Harout Kelechian, USA Armenian Life magazine. [caption id="attachment_15891" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Congressman Adam Schiff and CUSIB member Appo Jabarian"][/caption]

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Rep. Rohrabacher – BBG strikes blows against government transparency and Congressional oversight

In a letter to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) condemned the recently-passed BBG resolution on non-disclosure of internal deliberative information as "a

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