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Brave New World Vision for Voice of America Challenged

Brave New World Vision for Voice of America Challenged

BBG Watch Commentary Ted Lipien, former acting associate director for the Voice of America (VOA) and co-founder of the independent NGO Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusi... Read On

CUSIB Director Meets with BBG Chairman Shell

CUSIB Director Meets with BBG Chairman Shell

BBG Watch BBG Watch has learned that Ted Lipien, Director of the independent NGO Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusib.org), met in Washington this week with Broadcasting ... Read On

Don’t Silence America’s Voice — Belida and Pace Op-Ed

Don’t Silence America’s Voice — Belida and Pace Op-Ed

A Guest Commentary BBG Watch occasionally publishes guest commentaries. This one is from Alex Belida and Sonja Pace, former senior news executives and foreign correspondents with VOA. Views expressed ... Read On

Agency admits it fired workers who reported wastefulness to Congress, WT reports

Agency admits it fired workers who reported wastefulness to Congress, WT reports

BBG Watch Commentary The Washington Times reported that “in a notice recently posted in the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) offices in Florida and Washington, D.C., officials acknowledged ... Read On

Former BBG Governors, CUSIB Director support reform of U.S. international broadcasting

Former BBG Governors, CUSIB Director support reform of U.S. international broadcasting

BBG Watch Commentary     Two former Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member, Ambassador Victor Ashe and Blanquita Cullum, held meetings on Capitol Hill Tuesday and Wednesday to express ... Read On

LIPIEN: A propaganda-free Voice of America, WT op-ed

LIPIEN: A propaganda-free Voice of America, WT op-ed

BBG Watch Commentary In a Washington Times op-ed, strongly supporting management reforms proposed in the Royce – Engel bipartisan H.R. 4490 bill designed to restructure the Broadcasting Board of... Read On

Don’t make Voice of America an arm of State Dept. – Letter to Obama from Paul Westpheling

Don’t make Voice of America an arm of State Dept. – Letter to Obama from Paul Westpheling

A Guest Commentary BBG Watch occasionally publishes guest commentaries. This one is from Paul Westpheling, Former General Vice-President of AFGE Local 1812, former member of the Union Executive Board,... Read On

OUR DYSFUNCTIONAL INTERNATIONAL RADIO/TV STATIONS – Guy W. Farmer  Op-Ed

OUR DYSFUNCTIONAL INTERNATIONAL RADIO/TV STATIONS – Guy W. Farmer Op-Ed

A Guest Commentary BBG Watch occasionally publishes guest commentaries. This one is from Guy W. Farmer who supervised VOA’s Spanish-language broadcasting to Latin America in the late 1970s. Mr. Farmer... Read On

BBG Governor Matthew Armstrong says ‘You can’t censor the Internet’, DW reports

BBG Governor Matthew Armstrong says ‘You can’t censor the Internet’, DW reports

BBG Watch Commentary Speaking at the Deutsche Welle (DW) Global Media Forum in Bonn last week in a discussion about striking a balance between preserving civic freedom, state security and personal pri... Read On

Voice of America Newsroom opponents of H.R. 4490 outnumbered at union meeting by bill’s supporters

Voice of America Newsroom opponents of H.R. 4490 outnumbered at union meeting by bill’s supporters

BBG Watch Commentary Several sources told BBG Watch that at a AFGE Local 1812 union meeting last week a small group of opponents of the bipartisan Royce – Engel H.R. 4490 reform bill was outnumb... Read On

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