All posts tagged China

Senator Roger F. Wicker

Senator Wicker pushes to keep foreign radio services open — IBB wants them cut to keep its own budget and positions

BBG Watch Commentary U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a leading Senator on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, is urging the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to continue operating Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Balkan Service …

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China – Don’t forget Liu Xiaobo, held for the past five years

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Four years ago today, a Beijing court sentenced the leading Chinese free speech advocate Liu Xiaobo , winner of the 2010

Uighurs fear fresh crackdown following Tiananmen ‘premeditated attack’

Chinese authorities declared Wednesday that the fiery vehicle crash in Tiananmen Square this week was a deliberate terrorist attack and said five men have been arrested for

Should U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors members do private business in Russia and China?

BBG Watch Commentary Most people know or suspect that major business deals for U.S. companies, especially media deals, in countries like Russia or China, cannot happen without government approval

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Dysfunctional, Defunct and (Still) Out of Order – The Numbers Game Redux

by  The Federalist Such a gift, these guys. We now have a new Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) press release dated June 19, 2013:  

BBG: Consider the Changing Landscape by BBG Governor Michael Meehan

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_10438" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Michael Meehan"][/caption] In a Radio World article, BBG: Consider the

On Snowden and other news, foreigners get America’s story in English from Al Jazeera and Russia Today, not from Voice of America

BBG Watch Commentary When it comes to almost any major international news story, even those originating in the United States or directly affecting Americans, what most foreigners

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 English has a staff reporter in Istanbul, finally

BBG Watch Commentary (Advisory: This commentary refers only to Voice of America (VOA) English-language coverage of the protests in Turkey. VOA Turkish Service has been providing comprehensive and balanced

BBG Press Release: BBG Broadcasters Earn Record-Breaking Audience Topping 200 Million A Week Worldwide

BBG Watch Commentary Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) journalists are indeed doing an outstanding job under very difficult circumstances, despite being managed by the worst-rated management (International Broadcasting Bureau)

House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing – Broadcasting Board of Governors: An Agency “Defunct”

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The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives will

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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

Russia – Setback for freedom of information as Duma passes restrictive new laws

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned at the approval by the lower house of the Russian Parliament, the Duma, two days

VOA and IBB bureacrats fail to notice Voice of America Turkey coverage

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22585" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Vandalized TV van on Taksim Square with an anti-NTV sign"][/caption] The public relations staff at the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and the

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