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BBG member may have a conflict in vigorously defending media freedom

BBG Watch Commentary At the May 15, 2013 open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Ann Noonan, Executive Director of the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – expressed CUSIB’s concern that some BBG members and nominees …

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Obama nominates Ryan Crocker to serve on Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary Will Ambassador Crocker's nomination to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) displace corruption watcher and champion of free speech Victor Ashe? [caption id="attachment_22360" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Ryan C.

Sonenshine to leave public diplomacy post at State, sources told BBG Watch

BBG Watch Exclusive News Report and Commentary [caption id="attachment_14296" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Tara Sonenshine"][/caption] BBG Watch has learned that the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Obama nominates Matthew C. Armstrong to serve on Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_21706" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Matt Armstrong"][/caption] President Obama announced his intent to nominate Matthew C. Armstrong to serve as a member of the Broadcasting Board of

Dennis Mulhaupt leaves BBG, no quorum if Michael Lynton continues to be a no show at meetings

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_15230" align="alignleft" width="133" caption="Dennis Mulhaupt"][/caption] A Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Dennis Mulhaupt has informed the White House that he is resigning from the

IBB invited speaker who mocked former BBG member Hillary Clinton; some BBG governors furious with IBB’s Director Lobo

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_16471" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) members and International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) Director Richard Lobo (far right) meeting with Secretary of State Hillary

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

Case against informational appeasement of Putin’s Russia

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19751" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Edward Lucas"][/caption] An important article by Edward Lucas published by the Washington, DC-based Center for European Policy

CUSIB points out conflicts of interest in some nominations to Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB - warned that there are inherent conflicts of interest in nominees to the Broadcasting

From Radio Liberty to “Radio Gessen” – Milestones of the Road Map

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_18002" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Link to Radio Liberty Kazakh Service Video 'Agent' produced for RFE/RL by Wi-Fi 25"][/caption]

From Radio Liberty to "Radio Gessen" - Milestones

New Radio Liberty ignores Gorbachev’s new book, misses Obama-Putin call and other news stories

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_17845" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Mikhail Gorbachev with Mikhail Sokolov (Radio Liberty in Exile)"][/caption] The Washington Post had a AP story about the release of former president

Obama-Putin phone call ignored by new Radio Liberty website

[caption id="attachment_17831" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Radio Liberty Home Page Screen Shot 2012-11-14 10 AM Moscow"][/caption] As of Wednesday morning Moscow time, the new Radio Liberty website has posted no

Stratfor analyzes silencing of Radio Liberty

Stratfor, a subscription-based provider of geopolitical analysis, published a article on the Kremlin's crackdown on independent media and political opposition in Russia, citing the silencing of Radio

Will Brutally Fired Radio Liberty Journalists See Generous, Compassionate, Tolerant America?

BBG Watch Commentary Will the board members and top executives of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) learn anything from President Obama's victory speech? There is no other federal

London Times – Voice of liberty falls silent after 60 years

A today's report by Michael Binyon in The Times of London states that the abrupt firing of dozens of Radio Liberty journalists in Moscow has provoked a

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