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Iranian-American: VOA Persian overlooked CA fires

BBG Watch Commentary An Iranian-American journalist observed on Facebook that the Voice of America (VOA) Persian Service was not reporting for several days on the California fires which affected the Iranian-American community near Los Angeles. In her Facebook post, she…
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CUSIB Inquires About VOA Mandarin 5

BBG Watch Commentary At the open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) on November 14, Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) Executive Director Ann Noonan once again asked presidentially-appointed Board members who advise CEO John Lansing and other…
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Tuning in to BQ Cullum — the Voice of America

BBG Watch Media Report and Commentary A local American newspaper has posted a profile of radio and television broadcaster Blanquita Walsh Cullum who had served as one of the presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)….
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Federal USAGM Interference Blocks Watchdog Website Name

BBG Watch Commentary An act of interference with domestic press by Federal U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), formerly called Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), is still keeping a watchdog website domain names, USAGMWatch.com and USAGMWatch.org, unavailable for use by…
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Marie Ciliberti

BBG Watch A Tribute to Marie Ciliberti By Ted Lipien I am sad to report that former Voice of America broadcaster Marie Ciliberti has passed away. For many years, she was one of my closet confidential advisors on employee issues…
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