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BBC, VOA:  Mid-Summer Reflections on Things That Need Fixing

BBC, VOA: Mid-Summer Reflections on Things That Need Fixing

Guest Commentary BBG Watch occasionally publishes guest commentaries. This one is from Dan Robinson, former Voice of America White House senior correspondent, foreign correspondent and VOA language se... Read On

CUSIB’s ANN NOONAN:  management meltdown at the Voice of America

CUSIB’s ANN NOONAN: management meltdown at the Voice of America

Ann Noonan, Executive Director of the independent NGO, the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusib.org), speaking as a member of the public at the BBG meeting in Washington ... Read On

Voice of America snubs White House aide Ben Rhodes speaking on VOA’s future, Russia’s RT had a report

Voice of America snubs White House aide Ben Rhodes speaking on VOA’s future, Russia’s RT had a report

BBG Commentary Whether it was a deliberate snub or yet another example of management and news reporting meltdown at the U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA), its English language news website h... Read On

Inaccurate reporting from Voice of America offers support for Kremlin propaganda

Inaccurate reporting from Voice of America offers support for Kremlin propaganda

BBG Watch Commentary A report posted Monday on the U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA), “As Kyiv’s Maidan Square Clears, Regrets Remain,” gave an inaccurate and misleading account ... Read On

Voice of America slighted Obama, ignored Menendez, Coons and Royce, violated Charter in U.S. – Africa Summit coverage

Voice of America slighted Obama, ignored Menendez, Coons and Royce, violated Charter in U.S. – Africa Summit coverage

BBG Watch Commentary President Obama’s speech at the summit of African leaders in Washington was interrupted and cut in a Voice of America (VOA) radio transmission to of all places — Africa. Instead o... Read On

Voice of America interrupts live radio transmission to Africa of Obama speech about Africa

Voice of America interrupts live radio transmission to Africa of Obama speech about Africa

BBG Watch Commentary Not too long ago Voice of America (VOA) top executives would not think of carrying live online and in radio and TV programs foreign policy speeches by U.S. President. Criticism fr... Read On

CUSIB Condemns BBG Shortwave Committee Report for Targeting Vulnerable Radio Audiences for Cuts Rather Than Cutting Waste — PRESS RELEASE

CUSIB Condemns BBG Shortwave Committee Report for Targeting Vulnerable Radio Audiences for Cuts Rather Than Cutting Waste — PRESS RELEASE

BBG Watch Commentary The independent and nonpartisan Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusib.org) issued a press release condemning the the Broadcasting Board of Governors (... Read On

Beer – Yes, but no Voice of America report on North Korea sanctions vote in Congress

Beer – Yes, but no Voice of America report on North Korea sanctions vote in Congress

BBG Watch Commentary SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER: “There’s a level of irony here… VOA claiming their journalistic integrity is under attack and then putting out stories that make th... Read On

House Passes U.S. International Broadcasting Reform Bill

House Passes U.S. International Broadcasting Reform Bill

BBG Report and Commentary Saying the United States is “losing the information battle” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) on Monday said the bureaucratic ... Read On

Community leaders support reform of U.S. international broadcasting

Community leaders support reform of U.S. international broadcasting

BBG Watch Commentary UPDATE: H.R. 4490, the bipartisan Royce – Engel United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014 was passed unanimously Monday, July 28, 2014, by the House of R... Read On

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