After nearly ten years of publishing commentaries on U.S. taxpayer-funded media issues, BBG Watch ( is ending its publication to avoid possible conflicts of interest due to any past association with its co-funders, including Ted Lipien who has accepted recently a job in U.S. international broadcasting. We want to thank our readers for their loyalty over many years. We feel that our free press activities have contributed to the improvement of U.S.-funded international media and to creating better working conditions for its brave journalists, other employees and contractors. That, and the defense of media freedom, have always been our purpose. Thank you for your support.