BBG Watch Commentary
We feel sorry for new Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) chairman Jeff Shell and all current BBG members. They have inherited a mess.
But they shouldn’t feel sorry for International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and Voice of America (VOA) executives, many of them still around in key positions, who have created this mess.
These officials should have been dismissed or reassigned to small, windowless offices in the basement of the Cohen building. The BBG Board could then tell Congress that at least all key IBB and VOA people responsible for this fiasco are no longer in charge and new managers are being appointed to deal with the problem.
As it is, there is a new three-person interim management team at IBB, but some key executives are still firmly in charge of various parts of the IBB bureaucracy where they had created these problems. There has been no management change at the Voice of America at all, and no accountability.
Waste and Abuse of Power at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, According to Audit — Foreign Policy Blog reports
Not even a year after its last scandal, the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is accused of wasting taxpayer money — again. The State Department and BBG’s inspector general revealed mismanagement and abuse of power in a new audit released Tuesday, Reid Standish reports in Foreign Policy Blog.
READ MORE: Waste and Abuse of Power at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, According to Audit, By Reid Standish, Foreign Policy Blog, June 17, 2014.
ALSO READ: Voice of America wasted estimated millions on improper contract payments, Radio Free Asia gets clean bill of health, BBG Watch, May 3, 2014.
ALSO READ: IBB – BBG Debacles – Legal by Jane Doe, BBG Watch, June 16, 2014.