BBG ‘s PR gurus come and go quickly, wrong strategy remains

Al Kamen reported in his Washington Post In the Loop column that longtime State Department employee Diane Zeleny, who several weeks ago got a new job as director of communications and external relations at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, announced that she is leaving her post. She told her colleagues that she will be leaving shortly to start a job as VP for Strategy and Communications at the Legatum Institute. The Institute is based in London, but she will work mostly from Washington with frequent trips to London and Dubai where Legatum has offices.

Director Ensor says VOA to China will not go silent on October 1

This email just in less than 10 minutes ago, from David Ensor, Voice of America Director. Colleagues in the China Branch, I want to take this opportunity to share information with you about the FY 2012 budget and its possible impact on the Mandarin and Cantonese Services. I have been working closely with other senior agency managers on developments relating to VOA China programs and can confirm for you today that the proposed reductions to the VOA Mandarin and Cantonese Services will not take place on October 1.

Forum restarted; Politburo Media Review launched

We have restarted BBG Watch Forum. There are still some bugs, but it works. We have also launched BBG Watch “Politburo Media Review.” The name is somewhat humorous but the purpose is serious

“Potentially Damaging Content”

The latest revelations by BBG Watch regarding the Broadcasting Board of Governors describe an organization that is at…
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BBG management style

When did the BBG executives announce their decision to fire 45 VOA Chinese journalists? Chinese New Year Mao’s…