Tag Archive: Radio Liberty

Voice of America still clowning around

BBG Watch Commentary U.S. taxpayer-funded ($220 million FY 2017) Voice of America, run by its dysfunctional federal parent agency ($740 million, including VOA), the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), has been clowning around at taxpayers’ expense for many years, becoming…
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BBG media digital failure on St. Petersburg blast

BBG Watch Commentary After posting late its breaking news on the St. Petersburg blast, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) premier Russian-language digital channel Current Time was showing only 12 LIKES, 6 SHARES and 5 COMMENTS after 41 minutes…
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David Satter on reforming U.S. media outreach to Russia

BBG Watch EXCLUSIVE In an exclusive interview with BBG Watch, U.S. journalist, author and Russia expert David Satter said that “Western broadcasting, having limited resources, should be aimed at the intellectual elite” among Russian-speaking audiences. “But to appeal to that…
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David Satter on U.S. international media reform

BBG Watch EXCLUSIVE In an exclusive interview with BBG Watch, U.S. journalist, author and Russia expert David Satter discussed what could be done to reform and improve U.S. international media outreach which is now managed by the Broadcasting Board of…
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The BBG Saga: Leaving On A Jet Plane

Bureaucracy Warning Sign

OPINION Broadcasting Board of Governors Information War Lost   The BBG Saga: Leaving On A Jet Plane     You just can’t make this stuff up: We feel sorry for Jeffrey Shell, chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG),…
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