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Archive Photo: Dan Robinson with Burmese human rights leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

One of BBG Watch’s guest commentators, former senior Voice of America (VOA) correspondent Dan Robinson, is also a popular contributor to the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy’s CBD Blog.

Robinson’s article, Trump’s Big Fail (So Far) at the BBG/VOA, Part I of a two-part series, looking at recent events involving the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ oversight of Voice of America, was the third most read in 2017 on the CPD Blog.

BBG Watch extends its congratulations to Dan Robinson for his contributions to the discussion on reforming U.S. international media outreach.

SEE: MOST-READ BLOGS OF 2017, CPD Blog, December 21, 2017.


We provide a few links to Dan Robinson’s op-eds published by BBG Watch in the last three years, with our summary of his two recent CPD Blog articles at the top. The list also includes BBG Watch reports on his other CPD Blog contributions.

ROBINSON: Toxic Atmosphere at Broadcasting Board of Governors | BBG Watch, November 21, 2017.


ROBINSON: US government-funded media mismanaged for decades | BBG Watch, January 30, 2017.


DAN ROBINSON: At the BBG — A World of Alternate Universes | BBG Watch, December 5, 2016.


ROBINSON: Not Unfair…Or Outsized…Or Erroneous | BBG Watch, July 11, 2016.


ROBINSON OP-ED: Questions About Conflicts of Interest at the Voice of America | June 15, 2016.


DAN ROBINSON: Voice of America needs honest self-examination, not ‘whitewash’ | BBG Watch, June 7, 2016.


ROBINSON and BELIDA: On reforming Voice of America, more news failures | BBG Watch, February 12, 2016.


OPINION – ROBINSON: Andy Lack’s Friday the 13th Note: Why aren’t journalists asking the questions? | BBG Watch, March 13, 2015.


OPINION – DAN ROBINSON: Recommendations Redux: Has Anything Been Done? | BBG Watch, March 5, 2015.


OPINION – DAN ROBINSON: Out of the Breaking News Business? And…some questions | BBG Watch, March 5, 2015.


OPINION – DAN ROBINSON: A Look Across the Terrain…Another Bill in the Works…And Some Deceptive Practices | BBG Watch, February 27, 2015.


OPINION – DAN ROBINSON: Mixing Advocacy with News Reporting at Voice of America | BBG Watch, February 22, 2015.


OPINION – DAN ROBINSON: One Year Later — Dysfunction, News Failures, Self-Promotion and Pandering at the Voice of America | BBG Watch, February 17, 2015.


Dan RobinsonDan Robinson retired in 2014 after 34 years with the Voice of America. In addition to his White House posting as senior VOA correspondent, he served as bureau chief in Nairobi, Kenya and Bangkok, Thailand. He was also the chief of the VOA Burmese Service and the Capitol Hill correspondent.