Tag Archive: Gary Thomas

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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Closing of Voice of America Jerusalem Bureau

BBG Watch Commentary This BBG Watch commentary was written as our introduction linking to an excellent investigative journalism article written for Columbia Journalism Review by Gary Thomas, a former Voice of America (VOA) senior correspondent. In this fact-based article, Gary…
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Some of most popular BBG Watch posts of 2014

1. Bureaucrats gave listeners little time to learn about shortwave cuts by VOA, RFA, and RFE/RL In deciding suddenly with only a two-days notice on the date for shortwave radio broadcasting cuts, executives in charge of the International Broadcasting Bureau…
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WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE NOW? by Gary Thomas

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch occasionally publishes guest commentaries. This one is from Gary Thomas. He spent 27 years at Voice of America before retiring in 2012. He was a senior correspondent and news analyst specializing in national security and…
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How Effective Is the BBG in 2014? – Radio World asks

BBG Watch Commentary In an article in Radio World, “How Effective Is the BBG in 2014?,” Randy J. Stine quotes Ann Noonan from the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusib.org); former senior Voice of America (VOA) correspondent Gary Thomas in…
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Disastrous BBG Budget

  “The true bureaucrat is a man of really remarkable talents.  He writes a kind of English that is unknown elsewhere in the world, and an almost infinite capacity for forming complicated and unworkable rules.” – H.L. Mencken   “For…
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