All posts tagged First Amendment

Broadcasting Board of Governors emails document VOA executive's move against independent reporter

BBG Watch Commentary Internal Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) emails posted online by Inner City Press reporter Matthew Russell Lee show that Voice of America (VOA) Executive Editor Steve Redisch, who tried to get a United Nations official to “review” …

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CUSIB's Ted Lipien asks BBG to respect rights of independent journalist Matthew Russell Lee

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_12583" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Ted Lipien"][/caption] The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) co-founder and former Voice of America (VOA) acting associate director Ted Lipien has

Is Voice of America still a public institution respecting free speech?

BBG Watch Commentary In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the federal constitution, which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging "the

Thoughts on Press Freedom and the First Amendment – July 4, 2012

BBG Watch wishes our readers a Happy Fourth of July with these thoughts on press freedom: Near v. Minnesota Chief Justice Hughes: "It is no longer open to

Why independent reporter Matthew Russell Lee annoys Voice of America?

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_15932" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Matthew Russell Lee, Inner City Press"][/caption] There is little doubt that United Nations officials find independent reporter Matthew Russell Lee highly annoying.

Secretive BBG staff fails to carry out directives and advise the Board, helps draft gag resolution

BBG Watch Commentary At the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) board meeting, held last week at the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in Prague, Czech Republic, some board

Secretive BBG staff fails to carry out directives and advise the Board, helps draft gag resolution

BBG Watch Commentary At the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) board meeting, held last week at the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in Prague, Czech Republic, some board

Broadcasting Board of Governors member lashes out against domestic critics, calling them 'cowards'

BBG Watch Commentary We have just heard that the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors Walter Isaacson is stepping down from his post at the BBG. He is

‘Old white guys’ meet ‘cute young intern’ and First Amendment at the Broadcasting Board of Governors

A commentary by BBG Watch Cute High School Intern Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) officials have gotten so used to running their small federal agency like their own

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