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Cheerful ignorance of facts about Voice of America

BBG Watch Commentary The writer of this journalistically confused and one sided New Republic article about the Voice of America (VOA) “cheerfully” reports several non-facts and half truths that come close to being ” fake news”: “Republicans have worked to…
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ANN NOONAN on BBG, VOA, RFE/RL Problems VIDEO

BBG Watch Commentary   U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America “(VOA) used to take pride in interviewing Vaclav Havel who told the truth. It now takes pride in interviewing a hostage taker who told lies,” Ann Noonan Executive Director of the…
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The Big Lie

OPINION The (Really) Big Lie US International Media Information War Lost By The Federalist An often-heard description of the Voice of America (VOA) by senior agency officials and some employees is that of “an independent news company.” This is absolutely…
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TIMMERMAN America Has Lost Her “Voice”

BBG Watch Media A longtime critic of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), New York Times best-selling author, political commentator, and investigative journalist Kenneth R. Timmerman, who accused the Voice of America Persian Service of posting “wild fantasy-land libel partisan…
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BBG media digital failure on St. Petersburg blast

BBG Watch Commentary After posting late its breaking news on the St. Petersburg blast, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) premier Russian-language digital channel Current Time was showing only 12 LIKES, 6 SHARES and 5 COMMENTS after 41 minutes…
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Voice of America has never been independent

BBG Watch Media Dan Robinson who had a nearly 35 year career at Voice of America (VOA) argues in a new Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) opinion article that the U.S. taxpayer-funded ($224 million FY 2017) has never been truly independent…
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Why WWII Voice of America ignored the Holocaust

“The Voice of America—the United States Government overseas radio broadcasting station founded in 1942—ignored the subject of the Holocaust throughout the Second World War,” American scholar Holly Cowan Shulman wrote in a 1997 article published in Historical Journal of Film,…
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