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Congressman Chris Smith named chair of commission on China

Congressman Chris Smith, a champion of human rights and a strong opponent of BBG plans to end Voice of America radio and TV broadcasts to China and other countries without free media, was named chairman of the “Congressional-Executive Commission on …

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Tiananmen Square Massacre Anniversary Brings Calls from Actor Richard Gere and Others for Saving Voice of America Radio and TV Programs to China

FreeMediaOnline.orgTruckee, CA, USA, June 4, 2011 -- The June 4th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre has brought new calls from human


Secretary Clinton: U.S. is losing the information war

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton --

So we are in an information war. And we are losing that war. I'll be very blunt in my assessment. Al-Jazeera is


Beatification of John Paul II was a low priority public diplomacy event for President Obama, Truckee, California, USA, May 01, 2011 — In a public diplomacy blunder likely to offend American Catholics, Polish-American voters and people in Poland, the Obama


Reagan is Out, Obama is In – U.S. Embassies in Central and Eastern Europe Ignore 100 Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Birthday, Truckee, CA, February 08, 2011 -- One would think that the centennial of Ronald Reagan's birthday could be a perfect public diplomacy theme for


Voice of America continues one-sided coverage of U.S.-Russian relations, Truckee, California, December 28, 2010 — I wrote earlier about unbalanced coverage by the Voice of America English Service of the START treaty debate

Leaked U.S. Embassy Warsaw Cables – Obama to the Poles: Have some Patriot missiles that don’t work to protect you from Russia

Obama to the Poles: Have some Patriot missiles that don’t work to protect you from Russia


Opinia.US Truckee, CA, December 6, 2010 — The Guardian newspaper in the

Media Disinformation Influenced U.S. Diplomatic Report from Russia

Update: The White House announced that President Obama will meet with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski in Washington on Wednesday, December 8. Opinia.US reported that President Komorowski’s


Leaked State Department Cables on Obama’s Sept. 17 Missile Defense Announcement Reveal His and Secretary Gates’ Views on Russia

Opinia.US Truckee, CA, November 29, 2010 -- Leaked secret State Department cables may help to resolve the mystery as to why President Obama chose September 17, 2009


Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Speech (in Polish) at VOA Broadcaster Zofia Korbonska’s Funeral, Truckee, CA — A funeral Mass for Zofia Korbonska, a heroine of the Polish underground resistance against Nazi occupation, participant in the Warsaw Rising of 1944,


Window on Eurasia: Putin Speaks the Language of ‘a Tatar Khan,’ Michnik Says

Friday, September 10, 2010 Window on Eurasia: Putin Speaks the Language of ‘a Tatar Khan,’ Michnik Says Paul Goble Staunton, September 10 – Adam Michnik, the editor in chief


Democracy needs defending, Clinton affirms | National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): A new global architecture will ensure America’s global leadership over the next century, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Opinia.US: Little on the White House Blog about Biden in Poland

Opinia.US SAN FRANCISCO — The White House Blog had nothing specific about Vice President Biden’s visit to Poland. Biden’s national security advisor Tony Blinken wrote a general

US Embassy Warsaw sees insensitive timing of Obama’s missile decision

Opinia.US SAN FRANCISCO -- Displaying unprecedented boldness for a US diplomatic mission, the US Embassy in Warsaw conceded on its official public website that Poles believe that

Sen. Voinovich criticizes Obama for public diplomacy disaster

Opinia.US SAN FRANCISCO -- In a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday, Senator George Voinovich (R-OH) said he was disappointed in the manner in which President

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