BBG Watch Commentary

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Jeff Shell opened the open board meeting last Thursday in Washington by highlighting the dangers the agency’s journalists face on a daily basis.

JEFF SHELL: “We are operating in media environments where authoritarian countries, struggling to control both information and their citizens, seek to censor objective voices and crack down on civil society, including independent press,” he noted.

Shell highlighted threats made to BBG journalists in Azerbaijan, Cuba, Crimea, China, and Syria.

Link to Video