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Radio Liberty in Exile offers online election coverage in Russia

BBG Watch Commentary Radio Liberty in Exile journalists — those who were fired last September by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) or resigned in protest — launched Sunday an impressive, live, online local elections coverage in Russia with streaming video …

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U.S. reduces radio news broadcasts to Iran, Afghanistan, Belarus, China and other nations without free media

BBG Watch Exclusive News and Commentary [caption id="attachment_21275" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Radio Liberty to Belarus"][/caption] The United States is cutting or reducing radio news broadcasts to Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Iran

Under Gessen, Radio Liberty ceased to be frequently cited news source in Russia

BBG Watch Commentary Warning from fired Radio Liberty journalists, media experts, sociologists opposition politicians and human rights activists in Russia proved to be right. After dozens of Radio Liberty star

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost: Dysfunctional, Defunct “Stupid News”

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost: Dysfunctional, Defunct “Stupid News” by The Federalist   [caption id="attachment_10365" align="alignleft" width="437" caption="Snapshot of Voice of America website under cyber attack by Iranian hackers in 2011."]

As Russian authorities raid human rights NGOs, RFE/RL websites were out of commission, offered minimal coverage

BBG Watch Commentary Big changes may soon be announced at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), but for now this once premier media freedom news organization, which has been

60 Years of Radio Liberty (Svoboda): Coverage as Exercise in Propaganda

Commentary by Leon   60 Years of Radio Liberty (Svoboda): Coverage as Exercise in Propaganda   By Leon (pen-name of RFE/RL insider)   Imagine: You are an alien who visited Earth on March

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

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Tuning Out and Gone

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Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Tuning Out

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


The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employee union, American Federation of Government Employees Local 1812, continues its series of articles on the Voice of America.

Beware of Central Bureaucracy for USIB

BBG Watch Commentary This BBG Watch commentary on the "21st Century Vision for U.S. Global Media" paper by A. Ross Johnson and Gene Parta was written by Ted Lipien,

Kevin Klose offers vision of journalism that empowers, remains silent on plans to reform RFE/RL

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19379" align="alignleft" width="122" caption="Kevin Klose"][/caption] "Fact-based, quality, reliable, independent, verifiable journalism -- that's what we're about," recently appointed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) acting president

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost: The Secretary Weighs In – Again, Part Two

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost: The Secretary Weighs In – Again, Part Two

by The Federalist    
“We have basically abdicated in my view, the broadcast media.  I have tried and

Taking issue with Clinton's claim of U.S. international broadcasting being 'dysfunctional'

BBG Watch Commentary One of our guest commentators who writes under the pen name of Jane Doe because of her association with the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

State IG blamed for blaming the messenger on mismanagement and Internet security lapses at BBG

Commentary In this guest commentary by an Internet security expert , BBG Watch looks again at the recent State Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) controversial and

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