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Anna Borshchevskaya, an adjunct fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy who covers Russia, Eurasia, and the Middle East for Forbes, published an op-ed in Forbes explaining her view that in addition to news reporting a moral clarity in presenting American opinions is needed for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to effectively counter anti-Western propaganda from Russia, China, Iran, ISIS, and other anti-Western players.

“An expert who previously consulted with the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) told me on condition of anonymity, ‘Something may be lost in the battle of ideas if the weapons in our arsenal are limited exclusively to news reporting.'”

Anna Borshchevskaya wrote that as a small child in the Soviet Union, she listened to Voice of America with her family “precisely because it was the voice of America.” “I wanted to hear an American view. America stood for certain values and ideas; hearing them opened an entirely different world, where a better life was possible,” Anna Borshchevskaya pointed out. Ms. Borschchevskaya came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1993.

READ MORE: Moral Clarity Is Needed In Countering Anti-Western Propaganda, Anna Borshchevskaya, Forbes, March 14, 2015.

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