All posts tagged RFA

Senator Roger F. Wicker

Senator Wicker pushes to keep foreign radio services open — IBB wants them cut to keep its own budget and positions

BBG Watch Commentary U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a leading Senator on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, is urging the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to continue operating Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Balkan Service …

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BBG Governors offer support to journalists in nations without free media

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22296" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="BBG Governor Victor Ashe, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Todd, and RFA President Libby Liu speak with journalists and staff at the

Union alleges misuse of OIG by International Broadcasting Bureau executives, calls for investigation

The union representing employees of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) alleges that officials in charge of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) may have tried to influence

Radio Free Asia responds to freedom of the press findings with a defense of its unique mission

BBG Watch Commentary A Radio Free Asia (RFA) press release shows how surrogate broadcasting, which International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) top executives believe should be merged into one single program

Sonenshine to leave public diplomacy post at State, sources told BBG Watch

BBG Watch Exclusive News Report and Commentary [caption id="attachment_14296" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Tara Sonenshine"][/caption] BBG Watch has learned that the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

CUSIB’s Ann Noonan condemns targeting of dissidents’ children in China, defends RFA and VOA radio broadcasts

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20333" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="CUSIB Executive Director Ann Noonan at BBG's Feb. 2013 meeting"][/caption] Ann Noonan, Executive Director of the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB

Generous bonuses for poorly performing SES executives at Broadcasting Board of Governors draw criticism

BBG Watch Commentary A list of cash bonuses given to the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), the Voice of America (VOA), and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) employees

Tenzin Tethong to lead Radio Free Asia Tibetan Service

BBG Watch has learned that a distinguished leader and scholar Tenzin Tethong was chosen as the new Tibetan Service director at

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."]

CUSIB Advisory Board member Jing Zhang at screening of “It’s A Girl”

[caption id="attachment_10955" align="alignleft" width="113" caption="Jing Zhang, Women's Rights in China"][/caption] Jing Zhang, the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting Advisory Board member and President of Women's Rights in China

Radio Free Asia Wins Gracie Award for Story on Child Kidnappings in China

BBG Press Release Radio Free Asia Wins Gracie Award [caption id="attachment_20460" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Peng Qinglan was kidnapped and trafficked when she was

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 To Meet Today

According to an announcement on the BBG official website, an open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be held today, Friday, February 22, 2013 at

NYT: U.S. should invest more in Radio Free Asia

An editorial in The New York Times, "North Korea’s Defiance," advises that "the United States should invest more in

Single CEO for U.S. International Broadcasting expected in Obama's FY2014 budget proposal

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20110" align="alignnone" width="560" caption="BBG Organizational Chart shows 16 offices under IBB, BBG's bureaucracy center."][/caption] Sources told BBG Watch that President Obama's FY2014 budget proposal is

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