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Former Senator Christopher Dodd, President Lech Walesa, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf. Credit: Polish Embassy.

Photos from Lech Wałęsa December 2013 visit to Capitol Hill — news event ignored by Voice of America

BBG Watch Commentary When Solidarity leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Poland returned to the U.S. Congress Wednesday for a special screening of a biographical movie about him... Read On

Voice of America repeats Russian politician’s attack on Greenpeace without retort, misleads world on U.S. law

Voice of America repeats Russian politician’s attack on Greenpeace without retort, misleads world on U.S. law

BBG Watch Commentary “Greenpeace’s actions were just to create a political scandal and draw more attention to Greenpeace. They probably need more money and to get new sponsors because their mone... Read On

Bureaucracy Warning Sign

A Memo to the Board – The Federalist

Broadcasting Board of Governors - Information War Lost: A Memo to the Board by The Federalist On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 the reconstituted Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) under the chairmans... Read On

CUSIB Director expressed alarm about decline of Voice of America’s ability to cover U.S. and world news

CUSIB Director expressed alarm about decline of Voice of America’s ability to cover U.S. and world news

BBG Watch Commentary CUSIB normally does not comment on news content issues, but its Advisory Board members apparently could not fail to notice that while important U.S. and international news is igno... Read On

IBB Director Richard Lobo Announces His Resignation

IBB Director Richard Lobo Announces His Resignation

International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) Director Richard Lobo reads his resignation letter to President Obama at an open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) in Washinton, DC, October ... Read On

Voice of America news failures offer audience gaining opportunities for Al Jazeera, state-funded media in Russia and China

Voice of America news failures offer audience gaining opportunities for Al Jazeera, state-funded media in Russia and China

BBG Watch Commentary In an op-ed for Digital Journal, former Voice of America (VOA) executive Ted Lipien pointed out that Russia’s state broadcaster, the Voice of Russia, offered more extensive ... Read On

Taxpayers pay for Voice of America news about birth of Halle Berry’s baby while some human rights news goes unreported

Taxpayers pay for Voice of America news about birth of Halle Berry’s baby while some human rights news goes unreported

BBG Watch Commentary Most of the U.S. government may be in a shutdown mode, but taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) news programs for overseas audiences have been exempted from furloughs and cuts a... Read On

Voice of America English News Ignores Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng’s New U.S. University and Think-Tank Affiliation

Voice of America English News Ignores Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng’s New U.S. University and Think-Tank Affiliation

BBG Watch Commentary In a continuing saga of top-level mismanagement and provincialism in news reporting to audiences overseas, the Voice of America (VOA) English website did not report yesterday (Oct... Read On

Reforming U.S. international broadcasting agency won’t be easy as entrenched bureaucrats try to hold on to their jobs

Reforming U.S. international broadcasting agency won’t be easy as entrenched bureaucrats try to hold on to their jobs

BBG Watch Commentary The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the federal agency in charge of U.S. international broadcasting, has a new, energetic and tough board chairman, Jeff Shell, who wants to... Read On

Voice of America English and Russian News Ignores Walesa Human Rights Award for Khodorkovsky

Voice of America English and Russian News Ignores Walesa Human Rights Award for Khodorkovsky

BBG Watch Commentary As a further example of how mismanaged and provincial the Voice of America (VOA) has become, the U.S. taxpayer-funded broadcaster for overseas audiences has failed to report on Su... Read On

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