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2014 Obama budget eliminates Voice of America radio to Iran, reduces radio to Afghanistan, cuts positions

BBG Commentary The Voice of America (VOA) director David Ensor has announced that President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal includes elimination of VOA radio broadcasts to Iran and a cut in VOA radio to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Ensor did not …

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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

Liberty Media Corporation should also honor fired Radio Liberty Russian journalists

BBG Watch Commentary Liberty Media Corporation, a for-profit group of American media industry investors, is giving its $50,000

Sequestration Prompts Attempt to Silence U.S. Radio Broadcasting

[caption id="attachment_11460" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Helle Dale"][/caption] "Again, the BBG has demonstrated why it is a broken institution, unfit to handle the U.S. government’s most important public diplomacy tool:

Digital Journal Op-Ed: America could learn from rappers’ tribute to Radio Free Europe

Digital Journal Op-Ed: America could learn from rappers'

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

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost: Dysfunctional and Defunct, Same As It Ever Was

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost: Dysfunctional and Defunct, Same As It Ever Was By The Federalist   We have borrowed a refrain from a Talking Heads song,

BBG Interim Presiding Governor Michael Lynton is not confirming participation in April board meeting

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_13087" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="BBG Interim Presiding Governor Michael Lynton has been absent from BBG meetings in recent months."][/caption] Sources told BBG Watch that the Broadcasting

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost: Dysfunctional, Defunct “Stupid News”

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost: Dysfunctional, Defunct “Stupid News” by The Federalist   [caption id="attachment_10365" align="alignleft" width="437" caption="Snapshot of Voice of America website under cyber attack by Iranian hackers in 2011."]

CUSIB Marks 6-Month Anniversary of the Unjust Firing of Radio Liberty Journalists

    Lyudmila Alexeeva, Photo for Radio Liberty in Exile by Yuri Timofeev.   March 21, 2013 For Immediate Release   CUSIB Marks 6-Month Anniversary

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

Video of Wilson Center Roundtable Discussion on the Future of U.S. Global Media

BBG Watch Commentary After a long delay, the Wilson Center posted the video of the roundtable discussion

Growing consensus that failed Broadcasting Board of Governors executives should leave

BBG Watch Commentary

"That is why we call yet again on Congress to exercise its overview functions to get to the bottom of what is truly happening in U.S.

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 - cusib.org) called for protecting the most vulnerable groups of BBG employees, including

60 Years of Radio Liberty (Svoboda): Coverage as Exercise in Propaganda

Commentary by Leon   60 Years of Radio Liberty (Svoboda): Coverage as Exercise in Propaganda   By Leon (pen-name of RFE/RL insider)   Imagine: You are an alien who visited Earth on March

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