Tag Archive: Andy Lack

Defunct BBG Board to bite the dust

BBG Watch Commentary In the end even the Obama White House had enough of the “practically defunct“ (Hillary Clinton’s words) Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) which has for years mismanaged U.S. international media outreach. Under a deal between the White…
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One BBG executive apologizes, others keep silent

BBG Watch Commentary     “Meanwhile, please accept my personal apologies for this serious event. It is very distressing and equally humbling.”   André V. Mendes CIO/CTO BBG   Wednesday, December 30, 2015 4:08 PM       “OMG!!! Down…
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BBG sleepwalks through RFE/RL crisis

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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OPINION Conundrums of Self-Promotion

Bureaucracy Warning Sign

Commentary BBG Watch offers a wide range of commentaries on current issues in U.S. international media outreach, public diplomacy, disinformation, and propaganda. The following commentary is by The Federalist, one of our longtime observers of the Broadcasting Board of Governors…
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OPINION: Flying journalism under a false flag

BBG Watch Guest Commentary BBG Watch occasionally publishes guest commentaries. This commentary by former Voice of America foreign correspondent Gary Thomas who analyzes the recent study of U.S. international broadcasting.  Views expressed here are only those of the author and…
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