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

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch has learned that it took some persuading on the part of Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Victor Ashe to get the BBG’s International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) executive staff to post his comments about successful …

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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

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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

Russia – Setback for freedom of information as Duma passes restrictive new laws

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned at the approval by the lower house of the Russian Parliament, the Duma, two days

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

Award-winning Czech filmmaker to do a documentary on discrimination of RFE/RL foreign employees

BBG Watch Commentary Anna Karapetian, a journalist from Armenia fired by RFE/RL without a right to appeal. This report and commentary was sent to BBG Watch from Prague by

BBG Honors RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service

BBG Watch Commentary A year ago, the former Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) management and the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) executives wanted to eliminate broadcasting to the

Broadcasting Board of Governors’ employee union appeals to Senator McConnell to retain Ashe on BBG board

The union representing Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employees has written a letter to Senator Mitch McConnell, the Minority Leader in the U.S. Senate, requesting that

RFE/RL acting president Kevin Klose discusses reforms at Radio Liberty in Russia

BBG Watch Commentary At the broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) open meeting in Washington, DC on May 15, 2013, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) acting president

BBG’s Michael Meehan: human rights leaders in Russia are under unbelievable threats

BBG Watch Commentary Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Michael Meehan said that human rights leaders in Russia are under unbelievable threats from President Putin and his government.

BBG member may have a conflict in vigorously defending media freedom

BBG Watch Commentary At the May 15, 2013 open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Ann Noonan, Executive Director of the Committee for U.S. International

BBG Board Meeting, May 15, 2013 at 4PM EDT

BBG Watch Commentary The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will hold its continuing board meeting today in Washington, DC and 4PM EDT. It is not known whether BBG's

What may be behind White House attempt to remove Victor Ashe from BBG board?

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_14629" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="Victor Ashe"][/caption] The Broadcasting Board of Governors' (BBG) only Republican board member, former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe, may be paying

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