All posts tagged censorship

Russia Today video views on You Tube vastly outnumber Voice of America’s, VOA news coverage crippled by bureaucrats

BBG Watch Commentary In justifying his decision not to send any staff reporters or video journalists to Turkey during the height of anti-government protests, Voice of America (VOA) Director David Ensor reportedly said that VOA’s English Service coverage of Turkey …

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Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Dysfunctional, Defunct and Generally Out of Order – For Every Measure

by The Federalist On Thursday, June 13, 2013 the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) held a “digital innovation expo” which it called “Innovating at

Turkish protesters ask for help to counter media censorship

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22626" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Image posted on Facebook page of Turkish actor and director Mujdat Gezen."][/caption] An appeal posted on Facebook by pro-democracy protesters in Turkey

U.S. officials promoting media freedom abroad censor information for American public

BBG Watch Commentary The U.S. government's International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)--the administrative arm of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) media agency for informing and influencing foreign audiences--censors selection

Bulat Atabayev – Radio Liberty Kazakh Service stopped radio programs and became a tabloid website

BBG Watch Commentary Prominent Kazakh theater director and former political prisoner Bulat Atabayev joined other Kazakh opposition leaders in criticizing Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) for stopping radio

Congressional Record, April 6, 2011: Rep. Rohrabacher confronts BBG on China and Iran

[caption id="attachment_10405" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Rep. Dana Rohrabacher"][/caption] From time to time, BBG Watch publishes significant historical documents on U.S. international broadcasting. Today, we want to bring you for

Taking issue with Clinton's claim of U.S. international broadcasting being 'dysfunctional'

BBG Watch Commentary One of our guest commentators who writes under the pen name of Jane Doe because of her association with the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

Gessen website ignores story of Holocaust video

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_16730" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Mumin Shakirov "][/caption] The Russian Service website of Radio Liberty has ignored the widely reported story of a new video in Russia

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

Broadcasting Board of Governors may put a stop to intimidation of journalists by senior managers

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch has learned that attempts by seniors executives and managers to intimidate journalists and other critics may no longer be tolerated at the Broadcasting

RFE/RL news services failed to cover Radio Liberty crisis and Steven Korn’s controversial reign

BBG Watch Commentary A comment left on the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) website points out that

Steven Korn condemns media critics of his soon-to-end tenure as RFE/RL president

BBG Watch Commentary The outgoing Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) president and CEO Steven Korn, whose resignation becomes effective January 25, blasted his media critics in an interview

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

John O’Sullivan: Mass Firings at Radio Liberty Help Putin; Hurt Press Freedom

BBG Watch Commentary The former editorial chief of Radio Free Europe says the mass firings of top radio journalists from its Moscow affiliate, Radio Liberty, will weaken press

Repeal of Smith-Mundt is good for media freedom, but Americans must be wary of government bureaucrats marketing news domestically

BBG Watch Commentary Commenting on the defense authorization bill that President Obama signed last night, which includes a provision that reduces restrictions of the Smith-Mundt Act on the

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