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Coward Media

Commentary by Ted Lipien Istanbul, June 8, 2013. Protest signs on Taksim Square in Istanbul say “Coward Media.” The very few acts of vandalism during the initial days of the anti-government protests in Turkey were directed against TV vans of …

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Dissidents and U.S. broadcasting officials honored as champions of free speech

This report is from the independent Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB - CUSIB's Executive Director Ann Noonan has spoken at recent Broadcasting Board

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

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.

Human Rights Abuse in China Exhibit

Supporter of press freedom shows photographs of human rights abuse in China

[caption id="attachment_22206" align="alignleft" width="191" caption="Human Rights Abuse in China Exhibit, New York State Senate, May 2013"][/caption] Coinciding with World Press Freedom Day on May 3, a photo exhibit


Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - 39 leaders, groups named as Predators of Freedom of Information in 2013 On World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders is

Radio Free Asia responds to freedom of the press findings with a defense of its unique mission

BBG Watch Commentary A Radio Free Asia (RFA) press release shows how surrogate broadcasting, which International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) top executives believe should be merged into one single program

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Boston, Chechnya, Kazakhstan

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Dysfunctional, Defunct and Ungovernable - Boston, Chechnya, Kazakhstan

by The Federalist    
"In reality, the actions of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) executives represent US

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Three BBG members to receive Champion of Free Speech Award

BBG Watch Commentary Three members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the federal agency in charge of U.S. international broadcasting, will

Polish TV to air film about Radio Free Europe and its contribution to freedom

Commentary by Ted Lipien Polish Television will air next weekend a five-part documentary film about the Polish Service of Radio Free Europe as a tribute to its message

Rep. Rohrabacher asks for more U.S. broadcasts to Iran and Pakistan

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_12092" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Rep. Dana Rohrabacher at the VOA Chinese 70th anniversary reception, Dec. 2011."][/caption] Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA),

Michael Lynton misses another Broadcasting Board of Governors meeting, makes agency ungovernable

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_21917" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="BBG Board, Apr. 2013. Image shows four vacancies."][/caption] Sources at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) report that BBG's Interim Presiding Governor

Waiting for Godot – BBG members hope AWOL Michael Lynton will participate in board meeting

BBG Watch Commentary The mystery continues whether the U.S. international broadcasting agency's Interim Presiding Governor Michael Lynton will participate in Wednesday's Broadcasting Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) meeting.

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Dysfunctional and Defunct – The FY2014 Budget

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Dysfunctional and Defunct  - The FY2014 Budget

by The Federalist   On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 the White House released its FY2014 budget request. For

Bureaucrats proposed cutting US broadcasts to North Caucasus, home of Boston bombing suspects

BBG Watch Commentary. U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) still broadcasts uncensored radio programs in local languages to the largely Muslim North

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