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Can Publicly Financed Journalism Ever Be Honest? – GAWKER and ROBINSON

Can Publicly Financed Journalism Ever Be Honest? – GAWKER and ROBINSON

BBG Watch Commentary An article by Hamilton Nolan in Gawker about a bipartisan bill designed to reform the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) is quite goo... Read On

Fixing U.S. International Broadcasting – At Last! –  MULHAUPT and WIMBUSH

Fixing U.S. International Broadcasting – At Last! – MULHAUPT and WIMBUSH

BBG Watch Commentary In one of the best reasoned and most coherent articles in favor of reforming the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG),(“Fixing U.S. International Broadcasting – At Last!... Read On

Is the USA bankrupt not only financially, but even with the skills of management?

Is the USA bankrupt not only financially, but even with the skills of management?

BBG Watch Commentary A longtime listener to Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcasts in Asia asked: “Is the USA bankrupt not only financially, but even with the skills of management?” [Emph... Read On

Radio listeners, Vietnamese shortwave jammers surprised and confused by U.S. agency cuts

Radio listeners, Vietnamese shortwave jammers surprised and confused by U.S. agency cuts

BBG Watch Commentary Vietnamese radio jamming stations continued to jam Radio Free Asia (RFA) shortwave frequencies that had gone suddenly silent on June 30, 2014 on orders of the federal bureaucracy ... Read On

More evidence of delaying notice to Voice of America listeners about shortwave cuts

More evidence of delaying notice to Voice of America listeners about shortwave cuts

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch has obtained further evidence from multiple sources that a top International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) executive did not notify heads of Voice of America (VOA), Radio Fr... 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

Still no announcements on Voice of America main websites about shortwave cuts

Still no announcements on Voice of America main websites about shortwave cuts

BBG Watch Commentary In an incredible display of insensitivity toward its audiences and its own journalists, Voice of America (VOA) management still has not posted on VOA’s main English news web... Read On

Broadcasting Board of Governors has let America and Obama down

Broadcasting Board of Governors has let America and Obama down

BBG Watch Commentary The sudden ending of many direct Voice of America (VOA) shortwave radio transmissions to Asia without any prior notices to listeners and only a two-day advance warning to a limite... Read On

Some world reactions to sudden VOA shortwave shutdown in Asia

Some world reactions to sudden VOA shortwave shutdown in Asia

BBG Watch Commentary These reactions were posted on Facebook by former Voice of America White House and foreign correspondent Dan Robinson.       Post by Dan Robinson.     &nb... Read On

Last Voice of America English shortwave program to Asia with hardly any prior notice

Last Voice of America English shortwave program to Asia with hardly any prior notice

BBG Watch Commentary Showing complete contempt for longtime radio listeners, Voice of America (VOA) executives, carrying out sudden orders from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) International ... Read On

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