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Russia – Wave of attempts to intimidate independent media in run-up to presidential election

Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by attempts to intimidate independent national media in recent days in Russia. “Whether the result of a change in strategy by the Kremlin or simultaneous initiatives by zealous subordinates, these manoeuvres must stop at once,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The warning shot fired across radio Echo of Moscow ‘s bows by its leading shareholder is the latest in a series of moves to reorganize independent media in the past few months.

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Attacks on the Press in 2011

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Trade and the Internet are turning us into global citizens, but the news we need to ensure accountability is often stopped

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Not Too Big To Fail

by The Federalist The Broadcasting Board of Governors – International Broadcasting Bureau (BBG/IBB), known to be the worst organization in the Federal Government, added to its reputation on

Blog: Ekho Moskvy board shuffled ahead of Russian election

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The Russian blogosphere erupted with comments today following an announcement that the board of directors of the iconic radio station, Ekho

New media scholar Nikolay Rudenskiy is author of ‘pro-Putin Bias in VOA’ study

Sources told BBG Watch that an independent Russian journalist who warned about a “pro-Putin” bias of the Voice of America Russian Service is new media scholar Dr. Nikolay

VOA Public Relations does a number on Lipien, 1Amendment responds

The Voice of America Office of Public Relations responded to Ted Lipien’s op-ed in The Washington Times. We post Lipien’s opening paragraph with the link to the article.

Voice of America Director Ensor’s ‘Getting It Right in Russia’ explanation misses the main point

BBG Watch Commentary Commenting on the Voice of America director David Ensor’s response to the posting of a fake interview on the VOA Russian website, one veteran VOA

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times Op-Ed by Ted Lipien

Washington Times Op-Ed warns about pro-Putin bias in Voice of America Russian programs

Republished from BBG Watch.

In a Washington Times Op-Ed, a Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting member Ted Lipien warned about a pro-Putin bias in the Voice of

Will fundraising for Obama get Dick Lobo chairmanship of Broadcasting Board of Governors?

BBG Watch Commentary There have been rumors that Richard Lobo, the current director of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), is being considered by the White House for the

Russia and the West: why democracy threatens Putin

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): A new two-part BBC series on Russia’s democratic regression is essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand the

Broadcasting Board of Governors member lashes out against domestic critics, calling them ‘cowards’

BBG Watch Commentary We have just heard that the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors Walter Isaacson is stepping down from his post at the BBG. He

Russia – Office of opposition newspaper destroyed in firebomb attack

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the arson attack that ravaged the editorial offices of the weekly Vecherny Krasnokamsk in the Perm

Russia – Independent newspaper suspends publication in response to pressure

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: According to the general director of "Moi Gorod-Kostroma", the paper was subjected to various inspections while its staff was repeatedly detained by

Have a backup plan: VOA Director David Ensor on satellite TV signal jamming

Voice of America (VOA) Director David Ensor has commented on the Iranian jamming of VOA satellite television signals. His is a significant post since it exposes the ability

Kremlin attack on US envoy highlights ‘Made in America’ fixation – NED

Democracy Digest - National Endowment for Democracy: Russian state television has launched a fierce political offensive against new U.S. Ambassador Mike McFaul. The attack coincides with a prominent

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