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2014 Obama budget eliminates Voice of America radio to Iran, reduces radio to Afghanistan, cuts positions

BBG Commentary The Voice of America (VOA) director David Ensor has announced that President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal includes elimination of VOA radio broadcasts to Iran and a cut in VOA radio to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Ensor did not …

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Sequestration Prompts Attempt to Silence U.S. Radio Broadcasting

[caption id="attachment_11460" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Helle Dale"][/caption] "Again, the BBG has demonstrated why it is a broken institution, unfit to handle the U.S. government’s most important public diplomacy tool:

U.S. reduces radio news broadcasts to Iran, Afghanistan, Belarus, China and other nations without free media

BBG Watch Exclusive News and Commentary [caption id="attachment_21275" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Radio Liberty to Belarus"][/caption] The United States is cutting or reducing radio news broadcasts to Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Iran

Video of RFE/RL acting president Kevin Klose speaking at BBG meeting

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20343" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Kevin Klose"][/caption] Newly-appointed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty acting president Kevin Klose spoke last Friday, February 22, 2013, at the Broadcasting Board of

Outstanding RFE/RL video journalism showcased at BBG meeting

During today's open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty  (RFE/RL) acting president  Kevin Klose showcased a

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Forget Voice of America radio WHAM ( Winning Hearts and Minds )

CACOPHONY AT COHEN CONTINUUM: Dance of the Comedians by Quo Vadis  In November 2011, at a forum sponsored by the Public Diplomacy Council and reported on by Adam Clayton

BBG bureaucracy versus strategy and national interests

BBG bureaucracy versus strategy and national interests defines proposed program cuts at Voice of America The bureaucratic executive staff at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and its

CUSIB starts campaign against Broadcasting Board of Governors’ cuts in broadcasts to Tibet, China and other countries

The nongovernmental and independent Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting has issued a strong statement in opposition to the Broadcasting Board of Governors' plans to eliminate or reduce

CUSIB starts campaign against Broadcasting Board of Governors' cuts in broadcasts to Tibet, China and other countries

The nongovernmental and independent Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting has issued a strong statement in opposition to the Broadcasting Board of Governors' plans to eliminate or reduce

IBB/BBG executives cut and reduce Voice of America English and foreign language programs and positions

Voice of America (VOA) radio to Tibet and radio and TV in Cantonese to China to be completely eliminated under the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) proposal. As

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VOA Interview: Former First Lady Laura Bush Reflects on Sept. 11

This is from a BBG press release but it is an example of how VOA journalists succeed at their jobs despite all odds. One wonders, of course, why

U.S. Embassy blames diplomatic gaffe on a Polish translator

TedLipien.com, SAN FRANCISCO — Bill Clinton might have asked what the “enhanced” definition of  ”to enhance” IS?  The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw is busy blaming a

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