Voice of America News ignores Biden in Brazil, meeting with winning US World Cup team

BBG Watch Commentary Voice of America English News can’t find America’s top fan at the World Cup in Brazil — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. VOA English News found one American fan who is rooting for Spain. Voice of America English News had no reports about Biden’s presence at the USA v Ghana match, his […]

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IBB – BBG Debacles – Legal by Jane Doe

BBG Watch Commentary One of BBG Watch contributors, Jane Doe, who because of her sensitive position within the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) – the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) bureaucracy prefers to remain anonymous, has prepared for us and for the BBG Board a series of analyses of the IBB – BBG debacles. We start […]

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International Labor Rights Forum Charges Discrimination at Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

BBG Watch Commentary In a letter sent to the Board of Broadcasting Governors (BBG), the International Labor Rights Forum calls for the U.S. Government agency to end discriminatory employment policies at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and implement the U.S. Government’s commitments under the OECD Guidelines for Multi-national Enterprises and the United Nations’ Guiding Principles for Business […]

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CUSIB Member, Former BBG Governor Victor Ashe Comments on International Affairs

BBG Watch Commentary Member of our Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusib.org) Advisory Board and former Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member, Ambassador Victor Ashe, has published an op-ed in Knoxville News Sentinel on the 25th anniversary of Poland’s (largely) free elections in 1989. Ambassador Ashe attended an Atlantic Council international conference in […]

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U.S. BBG pays for faulty, favoring Kremlin propaganda poll in Russia-annexed Crimea

BBG Watch Commentary Two top independent sociologists in Ukraine and Russia, as well as some American experts who have done extensive polling and analysis of polling data in Eurasia, have described a recent public opinion survey ordered and paid for by the United States government through the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) in Russia-occupied […]

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Voice of America Ukrainian Service still works with same few staffers as before the crisis

BBG Watch Commentary Paraded in Public, Little Management Support Voice of America (VOA) Ukrainian Service has received very little management support and still works with the same number of permanent employees (10) as before the Maidan protests in Kyiv, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and covert Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine. Sources told BBG Watch VOA […]

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Representative Kaptur Speaks With RFE/RL And VOA

BBG Watch Commentary Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) continues its excellent in depth coverage of events in Russia and Ukraine, often beating the Voice of America in online reporting in English of significant news dealing with U.S. foreign policy toward the region. While this is not the area of RFE/RL’s specialization, such reporting […]

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Government Executive publishes new details about 2012 firing of Radio Liberty journalists in Russia

BBG Watch Commentary Government Executive reporter Charles S. Clark, who often writes about the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), has published a few new details of the 2012 controversial firing of Radio Liberty journalists in Russia. Many famous Russian opposition and human rights leaders, including Mikhail Gorbachev and Lyudmila Alexeeva, had strongly protested against the […]

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Voice of America employee union supports H.R. 4490 reform bill criticized by VOA director

BBG Watch Commentary U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, welcomed recent support from the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1812, the Union representing Voice of America (VOA) workers, for H.R. 4490. “The bipartisan legislation reforms U.S. international broadcasting and recently passed the Committee unanimously,” a Committee press release […]

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Crossing The Line

BBG Watch Commentary Voice of America – Information War Lost: Crossing The Line By The Federalist   The House Foreign Affairs Committee has unanimously passed a bill (H.R. 4490) which would substantially address the dysfunctional and defunct state of US Government international broadcasting. The bipartisan bill is being opposed by a handful of agency employees […]

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