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Domestic news distribution was bad news for VOA

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BBG Watch Commentary Not Knowing Its Own History The federal agency in charge of U.S. international media outreach through such taxpayer-funded outlets as the Voice of America (VOA) suffers from a critical lack of knowledge of its own history. This…
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BBC enters Putin’s media war – POLITICO

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BBG Watch Media James Panichi and Alex Spence report in Politico Europe Edition that “To counter Kremlin crackdown, the BBC aims for a TV channel to promote ‘democracy and liberty.’” The BBC said Monday it wants to set up a…
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BBG Denounces Sentencing Of Azeri Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

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BBG Watch Commentary According to a Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today’s press release expressing “outrage and dismay at the sentencing of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative reporter and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Azerbaijani Service,” and calling for…
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BBG sleepwalks through RFE/RL crisis

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BBG Watch Guest Commentary This commentary was written by a former senior Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) official who wants to remain anonymous because of numerous contacts with both former and current BBG staffers and Washington policy makers. The writer…
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Journalist analyzes Matt Armstrong buzzwords

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BBG Watch Commentary A former Voice of America senior correspondent has sent us an analysis of a recent article by Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Matt Armstrong. In his article, Mr. Armstrong presents VOA as an outstanding news organization…
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Misplaced priorities of BBG Governor

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BBG Watch Commentary We could not find any online trace of U.S.taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) paying any attention to Sunday’s observances in Estonia of the 1939 Hitler-Stalin Pact anniversary. The Estonian Public Broadcasting website had posted a report on…
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