All posts tagged Smith-Mundt Act

U.S. officials promoting media freedom abroad censor information for American public

BBG Watch Commentary The U.S. government’s International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)–the administrative arm of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) media agency for informing and influencing foreign audiences–censors selection of articles for its “Media Highlights” distributed mostly to Americans who pay …

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Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Bluster

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Bluster by The Federalist   The Congress has thrown a bone to the Broadcasting Board of Governors/International Broadcasting Bureau (BBG/IBB), modifying the Smith-Mundt

Repeal of Smith-Mundt is good for media freedom, but Americans must be wary of government bureaucrats marketing news domestically

BBG Watch Commentary Commenting on the defense authorization bill that President Obama signed last night, which includes a provision that reduces restrictions of the Smith-Mundt Act on the

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Shorts

[caption id="attachment_14023" align="alignleft" width="212" caption="Government official - BBG CEO - almost a god"][/caption] Broadcasting Board of Governors - Shorts by The Federalist Well, it is August after all and even

Broadcasting Board of Governors – two silly ideas that went nowhere

It seems that the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) staff has been quite busy up on the "Hill" -- with the proposed CEO legislation and the repeal

Broadcasting Board of Governors Being Unnoticed

Broadcasting Board of Governors Being Unnoticed A commentary by The Federalist You know where we're coming from: we are not part of the fan club for the Broadcasting

BBG lawyers killing time, with taxpayers footing the bill for illegal RIFs

"For the Agency to keep litigating endlessly sends a terrible message to employees: that the BBG considers itself above the law and will deny U.S. citizens their rights,

Is Voice of America still a public institution respecting free speech?

BBG Watch Commentary In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the federal constitution, which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging "the

Why senior BBG executives take extended European vacations while important business on Capitol Hill needs attention?

Why are senior BBG executives taking extended European vacations while important agency business on Capitol Hill needs attention? -- is our first question in BBG Watch's new "Just

Why senior BBG executives take extended European vacations while important business on Capitol Hill needs attention?

Why are senior BBG executives taking extended European vacations while important agency business on Capitol Hill needs attention? -- is our first question in BBG Watch's new "Just

Broadcasting Board of Governors threatens employees with punishment for revealing non-public information

In a controversial move for a U.S. government international broadcasting agency, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) published a resolution threatening its employees with punishment and disciplinary

Broadcasting Board of Governors threatens employees with punishment for revealing non-public information

In a controversial move for a U.S. government international broadcasting agency, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) published a resolution threatening its employees with punishment and disciplinary

"BBG should not make efforts to carve out areas of secrecy" – Statement by Broadcasting Board of Governors member Victor Ashe

Described by a member of the United States Congress as "

Broadcasting Board of Governors passes resolution to limit public access to information

In an attempt to limit disclosure of sensitive and embarrassing information and curtail public and Congressional scrutiny, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) adopted a resolution forcing

Broadcasting Board of Governors passes resolution to limit public access to information

In an attempt to limit disclosure of sensitive and embarrassing information and curtail public and Congressional scrutiny, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) adopted a resolution forcing

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