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Clinton – ‘We have abdicated the international broadcasting arena.’ Why?

SECRETARY CLINTON: “And finally, we need to do a better job conveying a counter-narrative to the extremist Jihadist narrative. You know, I’ve said this to this Committee before — a lot of new members on it — you know, we …

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An Argument Against a CEO from BBG employee union

The employee union at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1812, has published an article arguing against appointing an agency CEO

Clinton – Broadcasting Board of Governors is practically defunct

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today that the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the federal agency in charge of U.S. international broadcasting, is practically defunct in terms

Fired Radio Liberty journalists appeal to BBG and Kevin Klose for reinstatement

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Fired Radio Liberty journalists appeal to BBG and Kevin Klose for reinstatement, Russian Service employees in Prague and Moscow express solidarity

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CUSIB Applauds Actions by BBG Members to Increase Transparency and Accountability, Criticizes OIG Report

BBG Watch Commentary The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB - cusib.org) has praised Broadcasting

CUSIB Encouraged by BBG’s Selection of Kevin Klose to Lead RFE/RL

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting, an independent and nonpartisan media freedom NGO, has issued a press release welcoming the selection by the Broadcasting Board of Governors

CUSIB points out conflicts of interest in some nominations to Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB - cusib.org) warned that there are inherent conflicts of interest in nominees to the Broadcasting

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Radio Liberty remains in a coma – Russian journalist tells Broadcasting Board of Governors

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Radio Liberty remains in a coma - Russian journalist Sophia Kornienko tells Broadcasting Board of Governors

"The only way to help Radio Svoboda escape clinical death is

Letter to Senator Kerry from former Radio Liberty senior commentator

[caption id="attachment_19072" align="aligncenter" width="403" caption="Lev Roitman"][/caption] Letter to Senator John Kerry from Lev Roitman, a former senior commentator of Radio Liberty Russian Service Published: Orer Magazine, Prague, January 3, 2013,

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalist responds to RFE/RL president Steven Korn’s resignation letter

Below are my comments, in bold, to President Steve Korn’s resignation letter  sent to the Board Of

Victor Ashe welcomes resignation of Steven Korn as necessary for RFE/RL to survive

[caption id="attachment_14629" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="Victor Ashe"][/caption] The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Ambassador Victor Ashe welcomed the resignation of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty president Steven Korn as

David J. Kramer, Freedom House President

Freedom House President refutes statements from RFE/RL officials

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"Not only have I not changed my views on how bad the situation is at RFE/RL, I came away from the BBG panel more worried than

RFE/RL executives claim strong BBG support, ignore reports of Steven Korn’s imminent departure

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_18503" align="alignleft" width="113" caption="Dale Cohen"][/caption] A recording believed to have been made at a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) senior staff meeting Monday in Prague,

BBG Governor Victor Ashe challenges claims by Masha Gessen about Radio Liberty

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_14629" align="alignleft" width="70" caption="Victor Ashe"][/caption] Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Ambassador Victor Ashe, the U.S. federal agency which funds and oversees Radio

RFE/RL management’s strained relations with Czech employees

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch has learned that a number of Czech employees of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in Prague have sent an anonymous letter to the

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