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USAGM CEO told critics to go away

BBG – USAGM Watch Commentary More than a year ago U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) CEO John F. Lansing, a holdover official from the Obama administration, received a warning from an independent journalist and international media expert about public…
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CUSIB remains concerned about VOA Mandarin Service

OPINION Ann Noonan, Executive Director of the independent NGO Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting ( spoke in Washington, DC at the U.S. Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) Board of Governors open meeting on June 5, 2019. She discussed a continuing…
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What Went Wrong with USAGM • VOA • RFE/RL?

BBG – USAGM Watch Commentary   What Went Wrong with USAGM • VOA • RFE/RL?   • In recent reporting from Venezuela, the Voice of America highlighted the propaganda language of the Maduro regime and Russia’s state media that tried…
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China expert urges management reforms at USAGM

BBG – USAGM Watch Commentary   Bradley A. Thayer, Ph.D., a professor of political science at the University of Texas, San Antonio and coauthor of “How China Sees the World: Han-Centrism and the Balance of Power in International Politics,” called in…
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