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Is it news, or is it propaganda? – Op-Ed in The Hill by Mollie King of IBB and formerly Voice of America

Is it news, or is it propaganda? – Op-Ed in The Hill by Mollie King of IBB and formerly Voice of America

BBG Watch Mollie King, a program analyst within the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) under the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) who spent more than 25 years as a journalist with the Voice ... Read On

Voice of America accuses Ukraine of inflaming rhetoric over downing of Malaysian airliner

Voice of America accuses Ukraine of inflaming rhetoric over downing of Malaysian airliner

BBG Watch Commentary     VOICE OF AMERICA NEWS: “Ukrainian officials have further inflamed the rhetoric over the downing of the Malaysian airliner, claiming that a Russian crew was ope... Read On

House Foreign Affairs Chairman: Overhaul Pro-Freedom Broadcasting

House Foreign Affairs Chairman: Overhaul Pro-Freedom Broadcasting

BBG Watch Commentary Newsmax reported that “House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce has called for a complete overhaul of the U.S. government agency that oversees civilian broadcasting... Read On

LIPIEN: A propaganda-free Voice of America, WT op-ed

LIPIEN: A propaganda-free Voice of America, WT op-ed

BBG Watch Commentary In a Washington Times op-ed, strongly supporting management reforms proposed in the Royce – Engel bipartisan H.R. 4490 bill designed to restructure the Broadcasting Board of... Read On

The Man Behind the Anonymous Critiques of U.S. International Broadcasting, govexec.com reports on BBG Watch

The Man Behind the Anonymous Critiques of U.S. International Broadcasting, govexec.com reports on BBG Watch

BBG Watch Commentary Government Executive, govexec.com website, has published a profile of BBG Watch and one of its original co-sponsors and supporters, journalist and author Ted Lipien. BBG Watch pro... Read On

Radio’s Brave New World by James Cridland offers lessons for BBG

Radio’s Brave New World by James Cridland offers lessons for BBG

BBG Watch Commentary James Cridland has published a thought provoking article on radio. He is the Managing Director of Media UK, and described as “a radio futurologist: a consultant, writer and ... Read On

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 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

America’s international broadcasters are losing the air wars, analysis in Sacramento Bee

America’s international broadcasters are losing the air wars, analysis in Sacramento Bee

BBG Watch Commentary One of the most thoughtful analyses of U.S. government/taxpayer-funded international media outreach was written by Markos Kounalakis, a research fellow at Central European Univers... Read On

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