All posts tagged Tara Sonenshine

BBG: Consider the Changing Landscape by BBG Governor Michael Meehan

BBG Watch Commentary In a Radio World article, BBG: Consider the Changing Landscape, Michael Meehan, one of the three remaining Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) members, analyzes major issues facing U.S. international broadcasting. Meehan is one of the few current …

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BBG Governor Ashe receives Glasnost Award in Russia

BBG Watch Commentary In Moscow, Russian human rights activists presented today Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member, former mayor of Knoxville and former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor

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

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22792" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="(L-R) Seda Stepanyan, Victor Ashe, Irina Gotisan and Franak Viačorka"][/caption] BBG Watch has learned that it took some persuading on the

BBG Press Release: BBG Broadcasters Earn Record-Breaking Audience Topping 200 Million A Week Worldwide

BBG Watch Commentary Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) journalists are indeed doing an outstanding job under very difficult circumstances, despite being managed by the worst-rated management (International Broadcasting Bureau)

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.

Two Broadcasting Board of Governors members will visit Russia, check on Radio Liberty

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_13147" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="Susan McCue"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_10438" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Michael Meehan"][/caption] Two board members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Susan McCue and Michael

Michael Lynton misses another Broadcasting Board of Governors meeting, makes agency ungovernable

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_21917" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="BBG Board, Apr. 2013. Image shows four vacancies."][/caption] Sources at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) report that BBG's Interim Presiding Governor

Bureaucrats proposed cutting US broadcasts to North Caucasus, home of Boston bombing suspects

BBG Watch Commentary. U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) still broadcasts uncensored radio programs in local languages to the largely Muslim North

Tara Sonenshine on Public Diplomacy, Voice of America Interview

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_14296" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Tara Sonenshine"][/caption] Voice of America (VOA) interviewed Tara Sonenshine, the U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

Obama nominates Matthew C. Armstrong to serve on Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_21706" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Matt Armstrong"][/caption] President Obama announced his intent to nominate Matthew C. Armstrong to serve as a member of the Broadcasting Board of

Bulat Atabayev – Radio Liberty Kazakh Service stopped radio programs and became a tabloid website

BBG Watch Commentary Prominent Kazakh theater director and former political prisoner Bulat Atabayev joined other Kazakh opposition leaders in criticizing Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) for stopping radio

Lyudmila Alexeeva: Saving Radio Liberty in Russia Should Have Been Done The Day Before Yesterday

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_21042" align="alignnone" width="636" caption="Lyudmila Alexeeva, Photo for Radio Liberty in Exile by Yuri Timofeev."][/caption] Supporters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), including a preeminent Russian

CUSIB calls for protecting vulnerable groups of BBG employees and for more funding for U.S. international broadcasting

In a press release issued today, the independent Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB - called for protecting the most vulnerable groups of BBG employees, including

Human rights supporter of fired Radio Liberty journalists Lyudmila Alexeeva visits RFE/RL

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20609" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="Lyudmila Alexeeva with RFE/RL acting President Kevin Klose and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine."][/caption] One

Hillary Clinton's unfinished business and new direction at BBG

BBG Watch Commentary Writing about the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Robert Schadler, a senior fellow for Public Diplomacy at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC,

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