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Are comments on Voice of America websites subject to pro-Kremlin trolling? — They are.

Are comments on Voice of America websites subject to pro-Kremlin trolling? — They are.

BBG Watch Commentary Are comments on Voice of America (VOA) websites subject to pro-Kremlin trolling? There is absolutely no doubt that they are. In addition, rudderless Voice of America itself retwee... Read On

Russia’s RT retweets on Voice of America website draw criticism from former BBG members

Russia’s RT retweets on Voice of America website draw criticism from former BBG members

BBG Watch Commentary Two former Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) members have criticized Voice of America (VOA) practice of posting retweets without any explanation from President Putin’s p... Read On

Even White House can’t get Voice of America English News to report after 5PM

Even White House can’t get Voice of America English News to report after 5PM

BBG Watch Commentary We were waiting for the proof to definitely determine what was the cause behind the U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) not reporting on a meeting at the White House on Ma... Read On

Obama dropped by a White House meeting on Ukraine with Ashton – Voice of America failed to report

Obama dropped by a White House meeting on Ukraine with Ashton – Voice of America failed to report

BBG Watch Commentary United States National Security Advisor Susan Rice held talks Tuesday at the White House on Iran and Ukraine with Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for F... Read On

Accurate, Reliable Journalism is More Essential than Ever Before, BBG Says in Marking World Press Freedom Day

Accurate, Reliable Journalism is More Essential than Ever Before, BBG Says in Marking World Press Freedom Day

BBG Watch Commentary “Our audiences rely on our journalists for timely and accurate coverage of events affecting them,” said Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Jeff Shell to co... Read On

Biden and Kerry on ‘Toward a Europe Whole and Free’ and Reuters reports from Voice of America

Biden and Kerry on ‘Toward a Europe Whole and Free’ and Reuters reports from Voice of America

BBG Watch Commentary U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) failed to arrange for its own coverage of Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech Tuesday at the Atlantic Council’s “T... Read On

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce calls for reduction and reform of U.S. international media bureaucracy

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce calls for reduction and reform of U.S. international media bureaucracy

BBG Watch Commentary Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) said that U.S. broadcasters – the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and others – “are competing with a hand tie... Read On

As effort to reform Voice of America starts in Congress, VOA uses Reuters to report on Obama Europe trip, is four hours late

As effort to reform Voice of America starts in Congress, VOA uses Reuters to report on Obama Europe trip, is four hours late

BBG Watch Commentary Voice of America executives were too busy today meeting behind closed doors to decide how to report on the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s bipartisan effort to address the... Read On

Biden announces Obama will visit Poland, other NATO countries — Voice of America not yet reporting

Biden announces Obama will visit Poland, other NATO countries — Voice of America not yet reporting

BBG Watch Commentary UPDATE: As of 4:15 PM EDT, Voice of America English news website still has nothing on Vice President Biden’s announcement of President Obama’s trip to Poland, Belgium,... Read On

Voice of America failed to report on Obama’s statement on canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

Voice of America failed to report on Obama’s statement on canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

BBG Watch Commentary The Voice of America failed to report Monday on President Obama’s statement on the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. In his statement, President Obama s... Read On

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