BBG Watch

A new management crisis at Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), a U.S. government-funded media outlet overseen by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), was highlighted this weekend when a cleaning company servicing the RFE/RL headquarters building in Prague, the Czech Republic, reportedly quit over non-payment of bills. The reports are that there was no toilet paper in the RFE/RL restrooms in Prague Monday morning.

An RFE/RL employee reported Tuesday morning: “Just came from the restroom; no toilet paper; waste baskets overflowing; very dirty.”

UPDATE: Another source said that the cleaning crews are now working as usual.

RFE/RL journalists report uncensored news from Prague and the region to countries under authoritarian rule, including Russia and Iran, and to other countries where governments practice press censorship and countries without fully developed free media.

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