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John Lenczowski

The Voice of America Shouldn’t Be A Whisper by John Lenczowski | BBG Watch report

The Voice of America Shouldn’t Be A Whisper by John Lenczowski | BBG Watch report BBG Watch Commentary In an Wall Street Journal op-ed, former President Reagan’s Soviet affairs advisor John Lenczowski argues for a presidentially-appointed full-time director of U.S. …

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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

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Congressional Panel Criticizes Management of US International Broadcasting, VOA reports

Congressional Panel Criticizes Management of US International Broadcasting Cindy Saine, Voice of America June 26, 2013 CAPITOL HILL — A former leader of U.S. international

Ashe Moscow Award Jnue 2013

Governor Victor Ashe welcomes House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22839" align="alignleft" width="222" caption="BBG Governor Victor Ashe with Russian human rights leader Lyudmila Alexeeva and human rights reporter Kristina Gorelik. Moscow, June 2013."][/caption] The Broadcasting

Rep. Edward Royce

U.S. Rep. Ed Royce draws a clear distinction between Voice of America and surrogate broadcasters

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22747" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="U.S. Congressman Ed Royce"][/caption] In an opening statement at the hearing Wednesday on reforming "Broadcasting Board of Governors: An Agency 'Defunct'," the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen – management of U.S. international broadcasting needs to change

Speaking at the conclusion of today's House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R - FL) called for

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

Voice of America English is hours late in updating news stories on Facebook, loses to Russia Today and Al Jazeera

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_23003" align="alignleft" width="310" caption="Screen shot of VOA Facebook page on June 25, 1:40 PM Washington time, shows no recent news on Snowden. The photo of

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Dysfunctional, Defunct and Definitely Out of Order – “Considering The Changing Landscape”

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Dysfunctional, Defunct and Definitely Out of Order - “Considering The Changing Landscape” by The Federalist   As a member of the

Is America Losing Its Voice? by David Hyatt – The Answer is “Yes”

BBG Watch Commentary   [caption id="attachment_22958" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="David Hyatt"][/caption] David Hyatt is a former Voice of America (VOA) bureau chief in Bangkok covering Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Dysfunctional, Defunct and (Still) Out of Order – The Numbers Game Redux

by  The Federalist Such a gift, these guys. We now have a new Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) press release dated June 19, 2013:  

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

BBG Governor Victor Ashe: situation at RFE/RL ‘has been righted’

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22743" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Governor Susan McCue presides over the June 19 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors."][/caption] At the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

Radio Liberty and other independent journalists in Russia want BBG Governor Ashe to stay

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19186" align="alignnone" width="636" caption="Radio Liberty in Exile journalists who were fired or resigned from Radio Liberty. Some, but not all of them, have now been

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

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