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White House on VOA-RFE/RL Russian TV, controversial VOA – Russia TV project not mentioned

White House on VOA-RFE/RL Russian TV, controversial VOA – Russia TV project not mentioned

BBG Watch Commentary   In the “FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Ukraine,” the White House has announced a mid-October launch of a daily, 30-minute Russian language television news program... Read On

No invasion of Ukraine if U.S. had 24/7 Russian TV channel,  Paul Goble says

No invasion of Ukraine if U.S. had 24/7 Russian TV channel, Paul Goble says

BBG Watch Commentary In a lecture on the topic of Putin’s disinformation war, delivered at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, top U.S. expert on Russian disinformation Prof. Paul Gob... Read On

Shifting the news agenda with Andy Lack, Bloomberg man eyed for CEO of U.S. media outreach at BBG

Shifting the news agenda with Andy Lack, Bloomberg man eyed for CEO of U.S. media outreach at BBG

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch has reported that according to usually well-informed sources, Andrew R. Lack, Chairman of Bloomberg Media Group, Bloomberg L.P., is being eyed for the new public service... Read On

Bloomberg’s Andy Lack eyed for U.S. broadcasting CEO job at BBG

Bloomberg’s Andy Lack eyed for U.S. broadcasting CEO job at BBG

EXCLUSIVE BBG Watch Commentary Usually well-informed sources confirmed to BBG Watch that Andy Lack, Chairman of Bloomberg Media Group, Bloomberg L.P.,is being eyed for the new public service position ... Read On

U.S. political support growing for H.R. 4490, but some Senate Republicans want radical broadcasting reforms

U.S. political support growing for H.R. 4490, but some Senate Republicans want radical broadcasting reforms

EXCLUSIVE BBG Watch Commentary A key political constituency for many members of Congress, Central and East European Coalition (CEEC – ceecoalition.us) has expressed its strong support for the pa... Read On

Time to Rearm, and Fight Enemy Propaganda, Heritage scholar says

Time to Rearm, and Fight Enemy Propaganda, Heritage scholar says

BBG Watch Commentary Helle C. Dale, the Heritage Foundation’s senior fellow in public diplomacy, has published another article in which she discusses proposed reforms to U.S. international media... Read On

Voice of America Director David Ensor. Critics say that VOA news reporting under him and VOA Executive Editor Steve Redish has declined and nearly collapsed.

Voice of America: social media or ‘old state broadcaster model’?

BBG Watch Commentary Will VOA embrace change with social media or ‘old state broadcaster model’ of censored program placements in deals with repressive regimes? We have read an excellent V... Read On

Under Secretary Stengel: U.S. needs to harden its ‘soft power’

Under Secretary Stengel: U.S. needs to harden its ‘soft power’

BBG Watch Commentary How does the U.S. harden its “soft power”? According to a Voice of America (VOA) report, “U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs R... Read On

H.R. 4490 would provide adult supervision for BBG and Voice of America, Heritage scholar says

H.R. 4490 would provide adult supervision for BBG and Voice of America, Heritage scholar says

BBG Watch Commentary Mike Gonzalez, a senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation and the author of the book “A Race for the Future: How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans... Read On

McCain wants to fight and kill, Russian TV says in joint program with Voice of America

McCain wants to fight and kill, Russian TV says in joint program with Voice of America

BBG Watch Commentary McCain wants to fight and kill, Russian TV said in a joint program with Voice of America, but these specific harsh accusations against U.S. politician were left unchallenged by VO... Read On

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