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Can the BBG’s IBB bureaucrats get any lower?

Can the BBG’s IBB bureaucrats get any lower? by Jane Doe So, I haven’t written for a while because things at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) seemed to be improving. Three engaged governors (Ashe, McCue and Meehan) plus the …

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Employees angry with IBB Director Lobo

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_18995" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Jane Smith"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_16052" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Dick Lobo"][/caption] Jane Smith is one of our occasional anonymous contributors to BBG Watch from within

Is unexplained absence of Broadcasting Board of Governors interim chair due to alleged conflict of interest?

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_17141" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Michael Lynton gives RFE/RL president Steve Korn, who has since resigned amid controversy, thumbs up at October 2012 BBG meeting."][/caption] While the

Will IBB make exploited and powerless VOA contract employees pay the price of sequestration?

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_10438" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Michael Meehan"][/caption] At the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) meeting last week, Governor Michael Meehan announced that BBG Board members have instructed

MAXIMUS HUBRIS / REASONABLE DOUBT, PART III

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employee union, American Federation of Government Employees Local 1812, continues its series of articles on the Voice of America.

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

Steven Korn condemns media critics of his soon-to-end tenure as RFE/RL president

BBG Watch Commentary The outgoing Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) president and CEO Steven Korn, whose resignation becomes effective January 25, blasted his media critics in an interview

Russian Service is not the only victim of management actions at RFE/RL

BBG Watch Commentary A commentary sent to BBG Watch by a journalist whose articles have been published on the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) English-language website points out

Who will inspect the inspectors? – Flawed OIG inspections at RFE/RL and BBG miss serious problems

BBG Watch Commentary The January 2013 Office of Inspector General’s report "Inspection of the Broadcasting Board of Governors"

Is BBG looking out for or exploiting its non-U.S. citizen employees?

BBG Watch Commentary Is BBG, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, looking out for or exploiting its non-U.S. citizen employees? It is well known, for example, that foreign-born (non-Czech and

Government Spending

Limousines, yachts, business class travel at RFE/RL hopefully to be reviewed by Audit Committee

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch has learned that the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Corporate Board Chairman and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Dennis Mulhaupt has called

Business class ticket

Business class plane travel and housing allowances for Korn’s favorites at RFE/RL raise questions

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_18502" align="alignleft" width="113" caption="Julia Ragona"][/caption] BBG Watch has learned that two of the resigning Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) President and CEO Steven Korn's

anonymous surfer

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

What future holds for RFE/RL President Korn and his team and for Radio Liberty?

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_17509" align="alignleft" width="480" caption="RFE/RL president Stven Korn with his deputy Julia Ragona looking at Radio Liberty in Exile protesters in Moscow."][/caption] It's hard to

Bureaucratic torment of BBG employees continues even after retirement

[caption id="attachment_18169" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Link to a copy of an alleged DFAS Checklist Document"][/caption] FROM: A FORMER EMPLOYEE To Whom It May Concern: According to the latest 2012

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