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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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Mario Corti

Letter to the Editor from Mario Corti

Andrei Babitsky is viewed as one of Radio Liberty’s most courageous reporters. Wikipedia article on Andrei Babitsky (Russian: Андрей

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

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

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

Radio Jittery – RFE/RL’s Kevin Klose interviewed by Zygmunt Dzieciolowski

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19379" align="alignleft" width="122" caption="Kevin Klose"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_16699" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Z. Dzieciolowski"][/caption] A UK-based media freedom organization openDemocracy published an interview with Radio

On Snowden and other news, foreigners get America’s story in English from Al Jazeera and Russia Today, not from Voice of America

BBG Watch Commentary When it comes to almost any major international news story, even those originating in the United States or directly affecting Americans, what most foreigners

BBG’s Michael Meehan: human rights leaders in Russia are under unbelievable threats

BBG Watch Commentary Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Michael Meehan said that human rights leaders in Russia are under unbelievable threats from President Putin and his government.

Lyudmila Alexeeva – rights defender’s photos with Secretary Kerry and with BBG members

[caption id="attachment_22309" align="alignnone" width="665" caption="Secretary of State John Kerry with Lyudmila Alexeeva in Moscow, May 8, 2013"][/caption]

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

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

Two vice presidents departed Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

BBG Watch Commentary Dale Cohen, Vice President of Administration at Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) since November 2011, and Beth Portale, Vice President and Chief of

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

Radio Liberty in Exile issues statement on meeting with RFE/RL acting president Kevin Klose

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_19186" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Radio Liberty n Exile"][/caption] After much internal debate, journalists of Radio Liberty in Exile issued a

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