All posts tagged free-speech

Broadcasting Board of Governors not quite sure whether Putin restricts media freedom in Russia

BBG Watch Commentary The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the U.S. federal agency in charge of international news programs designed to overcome censorship and strengthen democracy abroad, has posted on its official website the following announcement: BBG Panel: New Russian …

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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

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

No Free Speech at USIB

Message to Broadcasting Board of Governors: Yes, some of us are cowards and we are ashamed I agree totally with the scared employee quoted above. Even amongst management

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

'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

Publishing groups call on France to pressure Tunisia on press freedom

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: In a meeting with an advisor to the French foreign affairs minister, a delegation of publishers addressed the systematic repression of free

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