All posts tagged International Broadcasting

Rep. Eliot L. Engel

U.S. Rep. Engel: Voice of America was instrumental during the Cold War and is instrumental now

BBG Watch Commentary In his opening statement at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, “Broadcasting Board of Governors: An Agency ‘Defunct’,” Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) said that the “Voice of America (VOA) was instrumental during the Cold War …

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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:  

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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

Al Jazeera, Russia Today, U.S. International Broadcasting — which will be “A Voice of the Voiceless”?

BBG Watch Commentary Two media articles caught our eye this weekend. "Al Jazeera

Hillary Clinton's unfinished business and new direction at BBG

BBG Watch Commentary Writing about the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Robert Schadler, a senior fellow for Public Diplomacy at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC,

US stands to lose ability to connect with citizens in closed societies if bureaucrats have their way

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20188" align="alignnone" width="642" caption="Broadcasting Board of Governors FY 2013 Budget Request"][/caption] The Washington bureaucrats in charge of U.S. international broadcasting (USIB) have not increased their

The State of America’s Voice: Good, According to VOA Director, But Audience Drops

BBG Watch Commentary   The Voice of America (VOA) director David Ensor posted an upbeat message about VOA on his blog, but recent audience surveys show that  during his tenure

Former RFE/RL president Tom Dine blasts supporters of merging and de-branding of surrogate broadcasters

During a roundtable discussion on the future of U.S. global media, held Tuesday at the Wilson Center in Washington, former Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) president

Unique Role of U.S.-Funded Surrogate Broadcasters

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Unique Role of U.S.-Funded Surrogate Broadcasters

by Ted Lipien U.S. Government-funded surrogate broadcasting, which started with the formation of Radio Free Europe in the early 1950s, was

Congressional Record, April 6, 2011: Rep. Rohrabacher confronts BBG on China and Iran

[caption id="attachment_10405" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Rep. Dana Rohrabacher"][/caption] From time to time, BBG Watch publishes significant historical documents on U.S. international broadcasting. Today, we want to bring you for

CUSIB Welcomes Michael Benjamin to Advisory Board

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB –, a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization working to strengthen free flow of uncensored news from the United States to

U.S. media on failing revenge of Washington bureaucracy at Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary When one hears of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comment that the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is "defunct" or the State Department's Office

Static at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Jackson Diehl writes in The Washington Post

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19926" align="alignleft" width="114" caption="Jackson Diehl"][/caption] Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Post, whose extensive experience in reporting on foreign affairs includes work

Case against informational appeasement of Putin’s Russia

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19751" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Edward Lucas"][/caption] An important article by Edward Lucas published by the Washington, DC-based Center for European Policy

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