Tag Archive: H.R. 4490

Ben Rhodes and the Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary Ben Rhodes, Assistant to President President Obama and his Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, who made highly controversial comments in his interview with The New York Times, appears to have a special role…
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BBG hit with $400M employee contractors suit

BBG Watch Commentary A $400 million class action lawsuit was filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against the Broadcasting Board of Governors over personnel and contracting practices overseen by top agency officials in recent years. The plaintiffs,…
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BBG CEO gives two longtime SES executives new duties

BBG Watch Commentary Some Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employees are scratching their heads to explain a recent announcement by new BBG CEO John Lansing that two longtime BBG officials, SES (Senior Executive Service) executives Jeff Trimble and Marie Lennon,…
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Misplaced priorities of BBG Governor

BBG Watch Commentary We could not find any online trace of U.S.taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) paying any attention to Sunday’s observances in Estonia of the 1939 Hitler-Stalin Pact anniversary. The Estonian Public Broadcasting website had posted a report on…
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DAVID JACKSON How to Save the Voice of America

BBG Watch Media Former Voice of America (VOA) director David S. Jackson has published an opinion article on the Public Diplomacy Council (PDC) website in which he argues for combining journalistic objectivity and independence with greater attention being paid by…
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