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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

Is Congress trying to neuter Voice of America’s journalism or save it?

Is Congress trying to neuter Voice of America’s journalism or save it?

BBG Watch Commentary In a new Columbia Journalism Review article, former Voice of America (VOA) senior correspondent Gary Thomas leans heavily in favor of arguments against what he calls “the Ro... Read On

United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014, CBO Cost Estimate

United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014, CBO Cost Estimate

BBG Watch Commentary A cost estimate of H.R. 4490, the United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014, prepared by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), shows that its impact on the ov... Read On

DALE in WT: Only way to save U.S. international broadcasting is complete reform

DALE in WT: Only way to save U.S. international broadcasting is complete reform

BBG Watch Commentary Helle Dale, the Heritage Foundation’s senior fellow for public diplomacy, has an op-ed in The Washington Times expressing her strong support for the bipartisan Royce – Engel... Read On

CUSIB urges management reforms at BBG

CUSIB urges management reforms at BBG

BBG Watch Commentary The independent and nonpartisan Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusib.org), which has been calling for management reforms and protesting against dismi... Read On

BBG governor stands alone supporting Reform Act

BBG governor stands alone supporting Reform Act

BBG Watch Commentary A copy of a memo that Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Michael Meehan sent to other BBG members was obtained by BBG Watch. BBG views of H.R. 4490 June 18, 2014 To my f... Read On

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