Tag Archive: Ted Lipien

"Die Hard" – Radio Liberty at 60

Novaya Gazeta, an independent Russian newspaper set up by former President Mikhail Gorbachev with the money from his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, published an article by fired Radio Liberty talk show host and media observer Elena Rykovtseva, in which she…
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Unique Role of U.S.-Funded Surrogate Broadcasters

BBG Watch Commentary Unique Role of U.S.-Funded Surrogate Broadcasters by Ted Lipien U.S. Government-funded surrogate broadcasting, which started with the formation of Radio Free Europe in the early 1950s, was one of the most successful American inventions of the Cold…
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Beware of Central Bureaucracy for USIB

BBG Watch Commentary This BBG Watch commentary on the “21st Century Vision for U.S. Global Media” paper by A. Ross Johnson and Gene Parta was written by Ted Lipien, a former acting Voice of America associate director and former BBG…
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CUSIB Statement on Recent BBG Developments

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting has released a statement expressing its opposition to the growth of bureaucracy at the Broadcasting Board of Governors at the expense of programming and programming jobs. CUSIB is hopeful that Secretary of State John…
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