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Russia Today and Voice of Russia report on Senator McCain’s trip to Ukraine, Voice of America does not

Russia Today and Voice of Russia report on Senator McCain’s trip to Ukraine, Voice of America does not

BBG Watch Commentary Russia’s state media outlet RT – Russia Today and media in Europe are reporting on Senator John McCain’s planned trip to Ukraine, but this news has not appeared ... Read On

September 13, 2012. BBG Presiding Governor Michael Lynton led the Board’s delegation to the State Department, which included Governors Victor Ashe, Dennis Mulhaupt, Susan McCue, and Michael Meehan, as well as Richard M. Lobo, Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau. Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine, the Secretary’s representative to the BBG, took a leading role in framing the discussion.

If Richard Lobo did not make his agency ‘defunct’ – who did? Hillary Clinton?

BBG Watch Commentary As reported on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) website, at an agency-wide staff meeting on November 18, 2013,  Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell presen... Read On

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

Waiting for VOA interview with Wałęsa

BBG Watch Commentary BBG Watch has learned that rather than arranging for news coverage of Lech Wałęsa’s return to the U.S. Congress for a screening of the latest biographical movie about him, w... Read On

Polish Radio report on Wałęsa's visit to Capitol Hill Wednesday and screening of ' Wałęsa: Man of Hope.'

Voice of America ignores U.S. Congress screening of Wałęsa biopic, his return visit to Capitol Hill

BBG Watch Commentary When Lech Wałęsa was leading the Solidarity trade union in the 1980s, the Voice of America Polish Service was listened to by more than 70 percent of Poles, making it one of the mo... 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

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

Lech Walesa on Importance of Voice of America in Poland’s Struggle for Freedom and Democracy

Lech Walesa on Importance of Voice of America in Poland’s Struggle for Freedom and Democracy

BBG Watch Commentary Thanks to Ted Lipien, former director of the Voice of America Polish Service (1982-2003), we are able to post comments Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa made about VOA’s importa... Read On

Yet another personnel change at PNN – Voice of America Persian Service – is a sign of deep leadership crisis at VOA

Yet another personnel change at PNN – Voice of America Persian Service – is a sign of deep leadership crisis at VOA

BBG Watch Commentary Observers of U.S. international broadcasting see the latest personnel change at PNN (Persian News Network), the Voice of America (VOA) Persian Service, as yet another sign that VO... Read On

A New Campaign of Truth

A New Campaign of Truth

Two recent articles posted on the website of the Broadcasting Board of Governors’s (BBG) employee union, AFGE Local 1812, pointedly describe the management  crisis and its causes at the fed... Read On

BLOATED BUREAUCRACY

BLOATED BUREAUCRACY

BBG Watch Commentary Two recent articles posted on the website of the Broadcasting Board of Governors’s (BBG) employee union, AFGE Local 1812, pointedly describe the management  crisis and ... Read On

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