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NOONAN, PRESUTTI, HEIL — mismanagement, independence, future of Voice of America

NOONAN, PRESUTTI, HEIL — mismanagement, independence, future of Voice of America

BBG Watch Commentary Link to Video At the open board meeting in Washington Thursday, Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell welcomed to the board three new members: Ambassador Karen Kornb... Read On

Voice of America Director Ensor mocked a watch dog website comparing it  to Jehovah’s Witnesses’ religious magazine

Voice of America Director Ensor mocked a watch dog website comparing it to Jehovah’s Witnesses’ religious magazine

BBG Watch Commentary Voice of America (VOA) Director David Ensor, who is a high-level U.S. federal government official with an annual salary of over $170,000, used a holiday employee party to particip... Read On

Voice of America promotes N. Korean press release-like VOA news report as exclusive

Voice of America promotes N. Korean press release-like VOA news report as exclusive

BBG Watch Commentary U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) and its parent U.S. federal agency the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) are both promoting a VOA news report that reads like a Nor... Read On

OPM employee survey shows leadership crisis at Broadcasting Board of Governors

OPM employee survey shows leadership crisis at Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Watch Commentary The initial Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) results from the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) show further declines in employee morale and increases in negative... Read On

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty launch TV news in Russian

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty launch TV news in Russian

BBG Watch Commentary Publicly-funded U.S. multimedia broadcasters serving international audiences, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and the Voice of America (VOA), have launched a new 30-min... Read On

BBG CEO-Designate Andy Lack Meets CUSIB Supporters of U.S. International Media

BBG CEO-Designate Andy Lack Meets CUSIB Supporters of U.S. International Media

BBG Watch EXCLUSIVE News and Commentary Journalist and media executive Andrew Lack, who had been selected by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to be the agency’s CEO, met in New York Tue... Read On

Hill sources don’t see intent to hire Andy Lack as ‘end-around’ BBG reform legislation

Hill sources don’t see intent to hire Andy Lack as ‘end-around’ BBG reform legislation

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch sources on Capitol Hill are not perturbed by the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) announcement last week that it intends to hire respected journalist and med... Read On

‘A Snub to Congress: Oversight of International Broadcasting Agency in Question,’ Heritage scholar says

‘A Snub to Congress: Oversight of International Broadcasting Agency in Question,’ Heritage scholar says

BBG Watch Commentary Helle C. Dale, the Heritage Foundation’s senior fellow in public diplomacy, wrote in her commentary in THE DAILY SIGNAL that members of Congress have “every right to b... Read On

OIG blames BBG Board and IBB for insufficient oversight of RFE/RL retirement plans

OIG blames BBG Board and IBB for insufficient oversight of RFE/RL retirement plans

BBG Watch Commentary In yet another report detailing serious deficiencies and violations of federal regulations by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) management within the Broadcasting Board ... Read On

Robinson and Thomas on H.R. 4490 Voice of America reforms

Robinson and Thomas on H.R. 4490 Voice of America reforms

BBG Watch Commentary Dan Robinson was one of the few if not the only Voice of America English news correspondent who while still working for VOA would make public calls for management reforms. He left... Read On

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