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“Die Hard” – Radio Liberty at 60

Novaya Gazeta, an independent Russian newspaper set up by former President Mikhail Gorbachev with the money from his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, published an article by fired Radio Liberty talk show host and media observer Elena Rykovtseva, in which she …

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"Die Hard" – Radio Liberty at 60

Novaya Gazeta, an independent Russian newspaper set up by former President Mikhail Gorbachev with the money from his 1990 Nobel

RFE/RL president Kevin Klose to meet in Moscow with human rights leaders and fired Radio Liberty staffers

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19379" align="alignleft" width="122" caption="Kevin Klose"][/caption] BBG Watch has learned that newly-appointed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty acting president Kevin Klose is planning to meet in Moscow

Unique Role of U.S.-Funded Surrogate Broadcasters

BBG Watch Commentary

Unique Role of U.S.-Funded Surrogate Broadcasters

by Ted Lipien U.S. Government-funded surrogate broadcasting, which started with the formation of Radio Free Europe in the early 1950s, was

Single CEO for U.S. International Broadcasting expected in Obama's FY2014 budget proposal

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20110" align="alignnone" width="560" caption="BBG Organizational Chart shows 16 offices under IBB, BBG's bureaucracy center."][/caption] Sources told BBG Watch that President Obama's FY2014 budget proposal is

Congressional Record, April 6, 2011: Rep. Rohrabacher confronts BBG on China and Iran

[caption id="attachment_10405" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Rep. Dana Rohrabacher"][/caption] From time to time, BBG Watch publishes significant historical documents on U.S. international broadcasting. Today, we want to bring you for

Union accuses IBB bureaucracy of 'a great pretend game'

The employee union at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1812, has published another commentary on the International Broadcasting Bureau

Beware of Central Bureaucracy for USIB

BBG Watch Commentary This BBG Watch commentary on the "21st Century Vision for U.S. Global Media" paper by A. Ross Johnson and Gene Parta was written by Ted Lipien,

CUSIB Statement on Recent BBG Developments

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting has released a statement expressing its opposition to the growth of bureaucracy at the Broadcasting Board of Governors at the

An alternative view of the BBG Board

An alternative view of the BBG Board

By a long-time employee AND taxpayer [caption id="attachment_13247" align="alignnone" width="380" caption="BBG members with IBB Director Richard Lobo and Deputy Director Jeff Trimble"]

Lyudmila Alexeeva, staunch ally of fired Radio Liberty journalists, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_17546" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Lyudmila Alexeeva"][/caption] As reported by Dr. Paul Goble on his scholarly Window on Eurasia

Kevin Klose offers vision of journalism that empowers, remains silent on plans to reform RFE/RL

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19379" align="alignleft" width="122" caption="Kevin Klose"][/caption] "Fact-based, quality, reliable, independent, verifiable journalism -- that's what we're about," recently appointed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) acting president

Russian human rights leader Lyudmila Alexeeva wants two RFE/RL managers to resign, asks for return of fired Radio Liberty journalists

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_17551" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Lyudmila Alexeeva "][/caption] In a letter to the newly-appointed Radio Free

Broadcasting Board of Governors – Information War Lost: The Secretary Weighs In – Again, Part Two

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost: The Secretary Weighs In – Again, Part Two

by The Federalist    
“We have basically abdicated in my view, the broadcast media.  I have tried and

Clinton: If we don't have an up-to-date, modern, effective Broadcasting Board of Governors, we shouldn't have one at all

BBG Watch Commentary Hillary Clinton gave the final major speech Thursday as the outgoing Secretary of State at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington and later expressed

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