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BBG sleepwalks through RFE/RL crisis

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BBG Watch Guest Commentary This commentary was written by a former senior Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) official who wants to remain anonymous because of numerous contacts with both former and current BBG staffers and Washington policy makers. The writer…
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Journalist analyzes Matt Armstrong buzzwords

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BBG Watch Commentary A former Voice of America senior correspondent has sent us an analysis of a recent article by Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Matt Armstrong. In his article, Mr. Armstrong presents VOA as an outstanding news organization…
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Misplaced priorities of BBG Governor

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BBG Watch Commentary We could not find any online trace of U.S.taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) paying any attention to Sunday’s observances in Estonia of the 1939 Hitler-Stalin Pact anniversary. The Estonian Public Broadcasting website had posted a report on…
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Does the World Service have a future?

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BBG Watch Media The editor of BBC World Service News until earlier this year argues that the funding of the World Service through the licence fee strengthens the corporation’s hand in negotiations about a new charter. Andrew Whitehead was the…
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WSJ Commentary: A Partisan Voice of America

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BBG Watch Media Sohrab Ahmari, an editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal Europe, based in London, has a commentary on how U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA), in violation of its VOA Charter generates some news and information…
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