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Ashe Moscow Award Jnue 2013

Governor Victor Ashe welcomes House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Victor Ashe welcomed the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday in Washington on reforming U.S. international broadcasting. Ashe, a former mayor of Knoxville and former U.S. Ambassador to Poland, was …

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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

Radio Jittery – RFE/RL’s Kevin Klose interviewed by Zygmunt Dzieciolowski

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19379" align="alignleft" width="122" caption="Kevin Klose"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_16699" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Z. Dzieciolowski"][/caption] A UK-based media freedom organization openDemocracy published an interview with Radio

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Dysfunctional, Defunct and Definitely Out of Order – “Considering The Changing Landscape”

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Dysfunctional, Defunct and Definitely Out of Order - “Considering The Changing Landscape” by The Federalist   As a member of the

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:  

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

BBG Governor Ashe receives Glasnost Award in Russia

BBG Watch Commentary In Moscow, Russian human rights activists presented today Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member, former mayor of Knoxville and former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor

Posting ‘Governor Ashe Visits RFE/RL In Prague’ took some persuading

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22792" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="(L-R) Seda Stepanyan, Victor Ashe, Irina Gotisan and Franak Viačorka"][/caption] BBG Watch has learned that it took some persuading on the

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

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

BBG Governor Victor Ashe: situation at RFE/RL ‘has been righted’

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22743" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Governor Susan McCue presides over the June 19 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors."][/caption] At the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

Radio Liberty and other independent journalists in Russia want BBG Governor Ashe to stay

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19186" align="alignnone" width="636" caption="Radio Liberty in Exile journalists who were fired or resigned from Radio Liberty. Some, but not all of them, have now been

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

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

Coward Media

Commentary by Ted Lipien [caption id="attachment_22583" align="alignnone" width="512" caption="Coward Media"][/caption] Istanbul, June 8, 2013. Protest signs on Taksim Square in Istanbul say "Coward Media." The very few acts of

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