Tag Archive: John Lansing

BBC enters Putin’s media war – POLITICO

BBG Watch Media James Panichi and Alex Spence report in Politico Europe Edition that “To counter Kremlin crackdown, the BBC aims for a TV channel to promote ‘democracy and liberty.’” The BBC said Monday it wants to set up a…
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BBG sleepwalks through RFE/RL crisis

BBG Watch Guest Commentary This commentary was written by a former senior Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) official who wants to remain anonymous because of numerous contacts with both former and current BBG staffers and Washington policy makers. The writer…
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Journalist analyzes Matt Armstrong buzzwords

BBG Watch Commentary A former Voice of America senior correspondent has sent us an analysis of a recent article by Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Matt Armstrong. In his article, Mr. Armstrong presents VOA as an outstanding news organization…
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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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WSJ Commentary: A Partisan Voice of America

BBG Watch Media Sohrab Ahmari, an editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal Europe, based in London, has a commentary on how U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA), in violation of its VOA Charter generates some news and information…
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