Tag Archive: human rights

CUSIB Congratulates Michael Lynton on Appointment as Interim Presiding Governor

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB), an independent nongovernmental organization that urges the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to pay closer attention to human rights reporting, serving oppressed audiences and fair treatment of employees, has released a statement congratulating Michael Lynton on his appointment as Interim Presiding Governor.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on 70 years of VOA broadcasting to China

BBG Watch is releasing a full transcript of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s special video statement on the 70th anniversary of Voice of America (VOA) broadcasting to China. While her statement did appear on the VOA Chinese website, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Public Affairs Office refused employee requests to issue a press release on the 70th anniversary reception hosted on Capitol Hill by Congressman Dana Rohrabaher on December 6, 2011 and on the statement by the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Chairman of House Committee on Foreign Affairs says Chinese people need Voice of America broadcasts – BBG Watch

In a special video message, the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, congratulated the Voice of America (VOA) on the 70th anniversary of VOA broadcasting to China. The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), a federal agency which manages VOA, tried to end all VOA radio and television broadcasts in Mandarin and Cantonese on Oct.

BBG’s Victor Ashe raises employee morale issues

In a rare move for a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), a struggling federal agency which oversees U.S. government-funded news and information broadcasts for foreign audiences, BBG Governor Ambassador Victor Ashe raised the issue of employee morale at the Voice of America (VOA), one of the broadcasting entities managed by the BBG. Speaking at an open BBG meeting on October 13, 2011, Ambassador Ashe acknowledged that despite a minor improvement in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, BBG remains near the very bottom among all federal agencies in terms of employee morale.

Count on BBG to cut programs if there will be a crisis

Shortly before which wars/uprisings/major crises did BBG executives proposed or implemented broadcasting cuts to the affected countries. Please vote on USGBroadcasts.com website and check it for answers. The Jasmine Revolution in China, 2011 Russia’s invasion of the Republic of Georgia,…
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What BBG may do to VOA Chinese content

Update: this is how VOA Chinese website may look like if BBG executives succeed in ending VOA broadcasts to China, fire experienced journalists and implement their favorite Internet marketing strategies, which place a premium on getting more visitors to their…
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