BBG Watch Commentary

Matt Armstrong
Matt Armstrong

While introducing himself at his first open Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) meeting in Washington, DC, newly-confirmed BBG Governor Matt Armstrong said Wednesday that the the agency in charge of U.S. international broadcasting “is a tremendously important part of our foreign policy and for the United States in general.”

“Anybody who wants to reach out and talk, I’m looking forward to the engagement,” Armstrong also said. He pointed out that he is probably the first blogger to sit on the BBG Board.

Matthew C. Armstrong is an author, speaker, and strategist on issues related to public diplomacy. In 2011, he served as executive director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Previously, Armstrong was an adjunct professor of public diplomacy at the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Southern California. In 2010, he founded and served as President of the MountainRunner Institute and published a blog on public diplomacy and strategic communication. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Diplomacy Council and a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies. Armstrong earned a B.A. and an M.P.D. from the University of Southern California.

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Also see: BBG Chairman Jeff Shell: ‘Best way to showcase freedom and democracy is by free media’, BBG Watch.

Also see: BBG Governor Ryan Crocker: ‘Insuring that our weave with the State Department and other relevant federal entities is solid and appropriate’, BBG Watch.

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