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Should U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors members do private business in Russia and China?

Should U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors members do private business in Russia and China?

BBG Watch Commentary Most people know or suspect that major business deals for U.S. companies, especially media deals, in countries like Russia or China, cannot happen without government approval or a... Read On

'Special operation' at Radio Liberty in Moscow

'Special operation' at Radio Liberty in Moscow

BBG Watch Commentary It is being described as the Korn-Ragona special operation. Some were called at home early in the morning by a receptionist. Others found out something was wrong when they reporte... Read On

'Special operation' at Radio Liberty in Moscow, Part One

'Special operation' at Radio Liberty in Moscow, Part One

BBG Watch Commentary Also read: ‘Special operation’ at Radio Liberty Moscow, Part Two It is being described as the Korn-Ragona special operation. Some were called at home early in the morn... Read On

Once Upon A Time There Was Radio Liberty

Once Upon A Time There Was Radio Liberty

This BBG Watch Guest Commentary was written by an anonymous former Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) analyst, journalist and manager. ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS RADIO LIBERTY Once upon a time, ... Read On

How Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty top brass fired journalists in Moscow and caused a scandal

How Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty top brass fired journalists in Moscow and caused a scandal

BBG Watch Commentary An online openDemocracy.net article, The End of ‘Liberty’ by a former Radio Liberty (RL) Russian Service journalist, Mumin Shakirov, describes how senior managers of t... Read On

East European journalist defends Russian broadcasters fired by Radio Liberty

East European journalist defends Russian broadcasters fired by Radio Liberty

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch has learned that a Polish journalist, Zygmunt Dzieciolowski, co-editor of Russian coverage for the UK-based openDemocracy NGO website (www.opendemocracy.net), has writte... Read On

Newly-selected director of Radio Liberty Russian Service Masha Gessen will be target of KGB-style pressure campaign

Newly-selected director of Radio Liberty Russian Service Masha Gessen will be target of KGB-style pressure campaign

BBG Watch Guest Commentary As the Kremlin orders USAID to pull out of Russia, accusing the U.S. government agency of giving support to anti-Putin groups, and the Russian Parliament tentatively approve... Read On

Keeping Radio Liberty Russian Service director in Moscow will make the job of Putin's secret police much easier

Keeping Radio Liberty Russian Service director in Moscow will make the job of Putin's secret police much easier

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has a new president and new senior managers, none of whom is a Russian scholar or a journalist with significant international reporting experience. Senior mana... Read On

Broadcasting Board of Governor's policies blamed for fake Voice of America interview

Broadcasting Board of Governor's policies blamed for fake Voice of America interview

One can make a very good argument that going all web and eliminating Voice of America (VOA) Russian radio and TV broadcasts by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) contributed to the fake intervi... Read On

Putin goes after Radio Svoboda on Russian TV — CUSIB and BBG Watch

Putin goes after Radio Svoboda on Russian TV — CUSIB and BBG Watch

In a prime-time interview aired on October 17 with the heads of Russia’s three largest television stations, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that during the Cold War, his former employ... Read On