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Hillary Clinton bemoans decline of U.S. outreach abroad through Voice of America

Hillary Clinton bemoans decline of U.S. outreach abroad through Voice of America

BBG Watch Commentary In a recent interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and in her latest book, Hard Choices, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bemoaned the post-Cold War decline of U.S. info... Read On

Are VOA Contractors Really Employees? – Commentary by AFGE Local 1812

Are VOA Contractors Really Employees? – Commentary by AFGE Local 1812

BBG Watch AFGE Local 1812, which represents Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employees has posted a commentary on the Office of the Inspector General report accusing International Broadcasting Bu... Read On

House Passes U.S. International Broadcasting Reform Bill

House Passes U.S. International Broadcasting Reform Bill

BBG Report and Commentary Saying the United States is “losing the information battle” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) on Monday said the bureaucratic ... Read On

Community leaders support reform of U.S. international broadcasting

Community leaders support reform of U.S. international broadcasting

BBG Watch Commentary UPDATE: H.R. 4490, the bipartisan Royce – Engel United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014 was passed unanimously Monday, July 28, 2014, by the House of R... Read On

Resistance to reforms equals not enough reach and respect for Voice of America

Resistance to reforms equals not enough reach and respect for Voice of America

BBG Watch Commentary Resistance to reforms from the entrenched bureaucracy equals not enough respect for Voice of America (VOA) abroad and in Washington, an Asian newspaper and a former VOA journalist... Read On

H.R. 4490 U.S. BBG broadcasting reform bill scheduled for House vote next week

H.R. 4490 U.S. BBG broadcasting reform bill scheduled for House vote next week

BBG Watch Congressional and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) sources have confirmed that the bipartisan Royce – Engel bill, the United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014... Read On

Bureaucracy Warning Sign

Voice of America Reform – Wishful Thinking Versus Reality

Commentary Voice of America – Losing The Information War: Wishful Thinking Versus Reality By The Federalist   A new addition to the narrative regarding the future of US Government internati... Read On

Why the Broadcasting Board of Governors Is Nothing Like RT — BBG Chair Jeff Shell

Why the Broadcasting Board of Governors Is Nothing Like RT — BBG Chair Jeff Shell

BBG Watch Commentary In theory, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Jeff Shell is right in his Time magazine opinion piece: JEFF SHELL, BBG CHAIR: “In the sense that informing interna... Read On

BRUNS Commentary: Reform legislation restricts Voice of America too much

BRUNS Commentary: Reform legislation restricts Voice of America too much

Guest Commentary BBG Watch occasionally publishes guest commentaries. This one is from Joe Bruns, media executive and former Voice of America acting director. Views expressed are only those of the aut... Read On

Report language on H.R. 4490 strengthens journalistic integrity, includes VOA Charter, limits Voice of America to non-surrogate role

Report language on H.R. 4490 strengthens journalistic integrity, includes VOA Charter, limits Voice of America to non-surrogate role

BBG Watch Commentary Report language for H.R. 4490, the United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014, has been posted online. H. Rept. 113-541 – UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL COMM... Read On

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