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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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Should U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors members do private business in Russia and China?

BBG Watch Commentary Most people know or suspect that major business deals for U.S. companies, especially media deals, in countries like Russia or China, cannot happen without government approval

Russia Today video views on You Tube vastly outnumber Voice of America’s, VOA news coverage crippled by bureaucrats

BBG Watch Commentary In justifying his decision not to send any staff reporters or video journalists to Turkey during the height of anti-government protests, Voice of America

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

Dissidents and U.S. broadcasting officials honored as champions of free speech

This report is from the independent Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB - cusib.org). CUSIB's Executive Director Ann Noonan has spoken at recent Broadcasting Board

Obama nominates Ryan Crocker to serve on Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary Will Ambassador Crocker's nomination to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) displace corruption watcher and champion of free speech Victor Ashe? [caption id="attachment_22360" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Ryan C.

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

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Three BBG members to receive Champion of Free Speech Award

BBG Watch Commentary Three members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the federal agency in charge of U.S. international broadcasting, will

Rep. Rohrabacher asks for more U.S. broadcasts to Iran and Pakistan

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_12092" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Rep. Dana Rohrabacher at the VOA Chinese 70th anniversary reception, Dec. 2011."][/caption] Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA),

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

Dennis Mulhaupt leaves BBG, no quorum if Michael Lynton continues to be a no show at meetings

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_15230" align="alignleft" width="133" caption="Dennis Mulhaupt"][/caption] A Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Dennis Mulhaupt has informed the White House that he is resigning from the

U.S. reduces radio news broadcasts to Iran, Afghanistan, Belarus, China and other nations without free media

BBG Watch Exclusive News and Commentary [caption id="attachment_21275" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Radio Liberty to Belarus"][/caption] The United States is cutting or reducing radio news broadcasts to Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Iran

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

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

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