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Architects of BBG’s failed China plan rewarded with new positions

Two Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) officials described by BBG Watch sources as chief architects of the failed BBG plan to end Voice of America (VOA) radio and TV broadcasts to China have been rewarded with new positions. The International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) Director Richard Lobo named Bruce Sherman as director of a newly-formed Office of Strategy and Development. Lobo also named Jeff Trimble as IBB deputy director.

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Recognition of Voice of America broadcasts by BBG attributed to pressure from negative publicity

The announcement by the Broadcasting Board of Governors that at the open meeting scheduled for January 13 the Board will honor the 70th anniversary of the Voice of

New Voice of America logo is old but its return may be a good sign, perhaps

There is little new about the new Voice of America logo.

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‘No Enemies, No Hatred’ – just moral authority

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): A new collection of Liu Xiaobo’s writings demonstrates that the Chinese dissident has much in common with

Leader of federal agency with lowest leadership ratings justifies cash awards for executives

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employees are both annoyed and amused by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) Director Richard Lobo’s memo in which he justifies bonuses paid

BBG Watch most popular posts focus on mismanagement at Broadcasting Board of Governors

Almost all of the most popular posts on the website in the four months since its launch in September 2011 dealt with some aspect of mismanagement and

Victor Ashe Annoys Peers, says Knoxville’s Metro Pulse, quotes from

A Knoxville magazine website Metro Pulse quoted from in its report about Broadcasting Board Governor Victor Ashe’s unprecedented one-man campaign to reform the federal agency in charge

Broadcasting Board Governor Victor Ashe praised for listening to employee concerns

The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1812 (AFGE Local 1812) published a report on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Victor Ashe’s recent visit to the

Chinese writer-dissident given nine years for online posts – CPJ

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New York, December 23, 2011 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns China's harsh sentencing of online journalist and activist Chen


Wukan Protests: Two Worlds, Uneasy Co-Existence – WRIC

Women's Rights in China (WRIC) report. Journalists working for Women's Rights in China (WRIC) report that local authorities in Shanwei, China, have ended the blockade of

Chen as Tank Man - 2011 Christmas Card to Free Blind Chinese Human Rights Activist Chen Guangcheng

Chen as Tank Man – Chen Guangcheng: Send a Christmas Card to Blind Chinese Human Rights Activist

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers is launching a Christmas Card campaign in support of Chen Guangcheng. WRWF President, Reggie Littlejohn, stated, “Send a Christmas card to encourage Chen Guangcheng

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Voice of America Broadcasts to China

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on 70 years of VOA broadcasting to China

BBG Watch is releasing a full transcript of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s special video statement on the 70th anniversary of Voice of America (VOA) broadcasting to China. While her

Blog: In China, real people vs. Internet minders – CPJ

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In the next three months, users of China's microblog --- "weibo" is the generic Chinese term for Twitter-like platforms

BBG Governor Amb. Victor Ashe Raises Employee Morale Issues

U.S. official Victor Ashe calls for keeping a radio facility capable of reaching China

This is an exclusive report by BBG Watch ( Republication is permitted with attribution. - December 20, 2011 - Victor Ashe, a member

Chen Guangcheng with his family

Human rights advocate Reggie Littlejohn welcomes attempt by Christian Bale to visit Chen Guangcheng

The president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers Reggie Littlejohn, who is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB), said

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