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BBG Gone Pravda

BBG Watch Commentary An old Soviet-era joke went something like this: “This is Armenian Radio; our listeners asked us: ‘Why do we need two central newspapers, Pravda (Truth) and Izvestiya (News) if both are organs of the same Party?’ We’re…
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HOWL – Part Five – Let them eat cake

A Voice of America journalist who uses a pen name Mary Jane has posed this problem: As we stand on the precipice of collapse, crumbling and leaderless, fearing for our jobs while simultaneously wishing to be released from this torturous…
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HOWL – Part Three – Inspector Detective of Email Violations

A Voice of America journalist who uses a pen name Mary Jane has posed this problem: As we stand on the precipice of collapse, crumbling and leaderless, fearing for our jobs while simultaneously wishing to be released from this torturous slow decay, a keen look at our so-called management is due. Mary Jane promised to provide that look in several installments. The series is titled “HOWL.” Part Three – Inspector Detective of Email Violations Few are the Executive Producer and Managing Editors who have not received one of these chastising missives, confidently sent to “reply all.” Read this bit of VOA managerial prose: “While it certainly helps to know when