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BBG Governors McCue and Meehan met in Moscow with Alexeeva and with fired Radio Liberty staffers

(Photo – from left to right) Former (fired) Radio Liberty human rights reporter Kristina Gorelik, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member and Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Board of Directors Chairwoman Susan McCue, Radio Liberty Senior Adviser Jefim …

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Kevin Klose meets with Russian human rights leaders and fired Radio Liberty journalists

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20241" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Kevin Klose at Radio Liberty, Moscow"][/caption] During a highly emotional meeting in Moscow on Tuesday that lasted nearly five hours, newly-appointed acting

RFE/RL management blocks employee access to Radio Liberty in Exile website SvobodaNew.com

BBG Watch Commentary The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the management of BBG-supervised Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) often complain when countries like Iran and China block

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Letter from Prague – Questions for Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty President Steven Korn

BBG Watch Commentary - a Letter from Prague by an anonymous Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalist   My nickname for Mr. Steve Korn, the President of Radio Free Europe

New Moscow Times article quotes Mario Corti’s BBG Watch comments on Radio Liberty

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_12406" align="alignleft" width="75" caption="Steven Korn, RFE/RL President"][/caption] Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty President Steven Korn assured members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) in Washington

NPR on U.S. Broadcasting Crisis in Moscow – Radio Liberty Going Off The Air In Russia

National Public Radio (NPR) online article (audio report is also available) quotes statements from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) President Steven Korn and the new director of

U.S. media – Obama caves to Putin on Radio Liberty

BBG Watch Commentary Reports and editorials in U.S. media have begun noticing the mass firing of Radio Liberty journalists and cessation of broadcasts on medium wave in Moscow.

Demonstration at U.S. Embassy Moscow Against Firing of Journalists and Silencing of Radio Liberty

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_17012" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Kirill Filimonov Detained by Police at U.S. Embassy Moscow"][/caption] A young Russian journalism student Kirill Filimonov, protesting against U.S. decision to stifle

Morale at Broadcasting Board of Governors grantees at all-time low due to bureaucratic power-grab

This BBG Watch Commentary is based on several inside sources. Bureaucratic power-grab

After making a good start on destroying Voice of America's ability to fulfill its unique mission of

Broadcasting Board of Governors Needs Sensitivity Training on Tibet

This commentary was written by Edite Lynch in response to the news that a Tibetan widow and a middle school girl set themselves on fire and died

North Carolina Congressman Asks For Modernizing U.S. Broadcasting Facility

BBG Watch News Commentary [caption id="attachment_13536" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Rep. Walter B. Jones"][/caption] Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) is asking the Broadcasting

BBG Gone Pravda

BBG Watch Commentary An old Soviet-era joke went something like this: "This is Armenian Radio; our listeners asked us: 'Why do we need two central newspapers, Pravda (Truth)

Tibetan monks listen secretly to Voice of America radio soon to be silenced by BBG

[caption id="attachment_13486" align="alignleft" width="255" caption="Lobsang Gyatso, a 19-year old monk from Kirti monastery in Ngaba, self-immolated on February 13, 2012."][/caption]

"The [Buddhist] monks [in Tibet] listen secretly to

Trouble at PNN – Voice of America to Iran – BBG blamed

Several recent media reports point to serious problems at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), its Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts to Iran and VOA Russian website.

U.S. taxpayers funding pro-Putin VOA programs – Ted Lipien in Washington Examiner

[caption id="attachment_13452" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Link to Washington Examiner op-ed by Ted Lipien."][/caption] Ted Lipien, a former Voice of America (VOA) acting associate director, has been warning for some

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