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Former BBG Governors, CUSIB Director support reform of U.S. international broadcasting

Former BBG Governors, CUSIB Director support reform of U.S. international broadcasting

BBG Watch Commentary     Two former Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member, Ambassador Victor Ashe and Blanquita Cullum, held meetings on Capitol Hill Tuesday and Wednesday to express ... Read On

House Foreign Affairs Chairman: Overhaul Pro-Freedom Broadcasting

House Foreign Affairs Chairman: Overhaul Pro-Freedom Broadcasting

BBG Watch Commentary Newsmax reported that “House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce has called for a complete overhaul of the U.S. government agency that oversees civilian broadcasting... Read On

LIPIEN: A propaganda-free Voice of America, WT op-ed

LIPIEN: A propaganda-free Voice of America, WT op-ed

BBG Watch Commentary In a Washington Times op-ed, strongly supporting management reforms proposed in the Royce – Engel bipartisan H.R. 4490 bill designed to restructure the Broadcasting Board of... Read On

Voice of America Should Start Reporting on U.S. Marine Imprisoned in Mexico, Voice of Russia Does

Voice of America Should Start Reporting on U.S. Marine Imprisoned in Mexico, Voice of Russia Does

BBG Watch Commentary Yet another U.S. news story not covered by the U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) in English and nearly all of more than 40 of VOA’s other language services —... Read On

Don’t make Voice of America an arm of State Dept. – Letter to Obama from Paul Westpheling

Don’t make Voice of America an arm of State Dept. – Letter to Obama from Paul Westpheling

A Guest Commentary BBG Watch occasionally publishes guest commentaries. This one is from Paul Westpheling, Former General Vice-President of AFGE Local 1812, former member of the Union Executive Board,... Read On

Voice of America Newsroom opponents of H.R. 4490 outnumbered at union meeting by bill’s supporters

Voice of America Newsroom opponents of H.R. 4490 outnumbered at union meeting by bill’s supporters

BBG Watch Commentary Several sources told BBG Watch that at a AFGE Local 1812 union meeting last week a small group of opponents of the bipartisan Royce – Engel H.R. 4490 reform bill was outnumb... Read On

Does America need the Voice of America? – media expert Jonathan Marks  asks

Does America need the Voice of America? – media expert Jonathan Marks asks

BBG Watch Commentary We strongly disagree with international media expert Jonathan Marks’s conclusion in his latest blog article that the world no longer needs the Voice of America (VOA), but we... Read On

Bureaucracy Warning Sign

Voice of America – Information War Lost: For or Against Agency Reform?

BBG Watch Commentary The best way for a small group of well-meaning but completely misguided and unrealistic Voice of America (VOA) Newsroom staffers, their bosses and at least one Broadcasting Board ... Read On

Voice of America Needs to Avoid Extremes and Be Real

Voice of America Needs to Avoid Extremes and Be Real

Commentary Voice of America Needs to Avoid Extremes and Be Real By Ted Lipien No one I know is proposing to do away with the first principle of the VOA Charter on accurate and objective news reporting... Read On

BBG union comes under pressure for supporting H.R. 4490 bipartisan reform bill

BBG union comes under pressure for supporting H.R. 4490 bipartisan reform bill

BBG Watch Commentary American Federation of Government Employees, AFGE Local 1812 union known for winning lawsuits to save numerous jobs and broadcasts at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has... Read On

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