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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 America Pitches Cable On Plan To Become A ‘Voice Of The Voiceless’” by By DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor, Deadline, June 14, 2013, and Digital Innovations Help Deliver …

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VOA and IBB bureacrats fail to notice Voice of America Turkey coverage

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_22585" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Vandalized TV van on Taksim Square with an anti-NTV sign"][/caption] The public relations staff at the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and the

CUSIB asks McConnell to keep Ashe as BBG member

In a letter to Senator Mitch McConnell, the independent and nonpartisan Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB - cusib.org) asked the Senate Minority Leader to retain Governor

Can the BBG’s IBB bureaucrats get any lower?

Can the BBG's IBB bureaucrats get any lower? by Jane Doe So, I haven't written for a while because things at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) seemed to

Crocker and Ashe: both needed at Broadcasting Board of Governors

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Dysfunctional, Defunct and Ungovernable - Chess Moves

by The Federalist [caption id="attachment_22360" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Ryan C. Crocker"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_14629" align="alignleft" width="140"

BBG board nominee Ryan Crocker called the premier U.S. diplomat of his generation

BBG Commentary [caption id="attachment_22360" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Ryan C. Crocker"][/caption] No diplomat matches Ambassador Ryan Crocker in direct experience in today’s Middle East, Leslie H. Gelb wrote in a September

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.

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost – Dysfunctional, Defunct and Ungovernable – David Ensor Speaks – The Newsroom and the FY2014 Budget

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost - Dysfunctional, Defunct and Ungovernable David Ensor Speaks – The Newsroom and the FY2014 Budget by The Federalist   (From Part One on the FY2014

Union alleges misuse of OIG by International Broadcasting Bureau executives, calls for investigation

The union representing employees of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) alleges that officials in charge of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) may have tried to influence

Masha Gessen resigns from Radio Liberty in Russia

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19186" align="alignnone" width="662" caption="Radio Liberty in Exile journalists who were fired or resigned from Radio Liberty shortly before Masha Gessen took over as director of

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

Russia Talking to Itself – journalists discuss media landscape and Radio Liberty

[caption id="attachment_16699" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Z. Dzieciolowski"][/caption] Kremlin control of the Russian media may not be absolute, though it comes pretty close, and the few independent media have to

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

Congress to Broadcasting Agency: Is Anyone Listening to Us? by Helle Dale

U.S. international broadcasting strategy again landed under congressional scrutiny in Wednesday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, a Heritage Foundation scholar Helle Dale reported.

"Representative Brad Sherman (D–CA) wanted to

BBG Summary of Appropriations FY 2012 – FY 2014

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) requests $731.08 million for FY 2014: $722.58 million for International Broadcasting Operations and $8.50 million for Broadcasting Capital Improvements.

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