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Don’t make Voice of America an arm of State Dept. – Letter to Obama from Paul Westpheling

Don’t make Voice of America an arm of State Dept. – Letter to Obama from Paul Westpheling

A Guest Commentary BBG Watch occasionally publishes guest commentaries. This one is from Paul Westpheling, Former General Vice-President of AFGE Local 1812, former member of the Union Executive Board,... Read On

Is the USA bankrupt not only financially, but even with the skills of management?

Is the USA bankrupt not only financially, but even with the skills of management?

BBG Watch Commentary A longtime listener to Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcasts in Asia asked: “Is the USA bankrupt not only financially, but even with the skills of management?” [Emph... Read On

Voice of America often fails to counter Russian propaganda and sometimes promotes it

Voice of America often fails to counter Russian propaganda and sometimes promotes it

BBG Watch Commentary U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) often fails to counter Russian propaganda and sometimes even promotes it due to mismanagement at senior levels. The bureaucracy in char... Read On

Voice of America ignored State Department comment on U.S.-Polish controversy

Voice of America ignored State Department comment on U.S.-Polish controversy

BBG Watch Commentary Badly managed, U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) often misses U.S. news stories of importance for international audiences and Washington’s relations with other cou... Read On

Voice of America ignores U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi in Mexican prison, visit from Congressmen Royce and Salmon

Voice of America ignores U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi in Mexican prison, visit from Congressmen Royce and Salmon

BBG Watch Commentary U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) has almost completely ignored the arrest and subsequent detention in Mexico of U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi who in March 201... Read On

BBC beats Voice of America on capture of Benghazi attack suspect, Obama statement

BBC beats Voice of America on capture of Benghazi attack suspect, Obama statement

BBG Watch Commentary This was a significant U.S. news development that came directly from U.S. government sources (first the Pentagon, then the White House), but BBC easily beat the Voice of America (... Read On

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

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 Ash... Read On

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

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 ... Read On

VOA English News does not update Obama – Poland story for 11 hours, fails to cover Solidarity Prize  for Crimean Tatar leader

VOA English News does not update Obama – Poland story for 11 hours, fails to cover Solidarity Prize for Crimean Tatar leader

BBG Watch Commentary U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) posted its last VOA English News update on President Obama’s visit to Poland Tuesday, June 3 at 10:25 AM EDT and has not updated ... Read On

Other than misspelled name of Poland’s President,  finally a decent VOA report on Obama heading to Europe

Other than misspelled name of Poland’s President, finally a decent VOA report on Obama heading to Europe

BBG Watch Commentary While many U.S. and international media outlets were posting full length reports and news analyses on President Obama’s upcoming European trip, drawing on a White House pres... Read On

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