Tag Archives: BBG

BBG Watch: VOA coverage of H.R.4490 “lacks balance”

(Source: BBG Watch) “It took Voice of America a few hours to post a report, which includes quotes by two outside opponents of the bill: former VOA deputy director Alan Heil and Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Christophe Deloire, but has … Continue reading

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US House passes H.R. 4490

The United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4490) has just passed the the House today, next it will go before the US Senate. This bill proposes major changes to the overall structure of US international broadcasting. Click here to … Continue reading

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NY Times: Journalists “at Odds With Union” over VOA’s role

The New York Times, in a  recent article, describes a growing split between the VOA Union (American Federation of Government Employees Local 1812) and VOA journalists over the proposed changes to the VOA mission (via H.R. 4490), which would make it an active … Continue reading

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Washington Post: VOA needs to keep an “objective voice”

Many thanks to Richard Cuff for sharing this editorial from the Washington Post: (Source: Washington Post) AS AUTHORITARIAN states such as Russia and China ramp up well-funded and sophisticated global propaganda operations, U.S. officials and members of Congress fret that … Continue reading

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Change to VOA’s mission draws “intense debate”

Many thanks to Dan Robinson for pointing out this article by Ron Nixon in the New York Times.  Here’s a clip: “A bill to overhaul Voice of America has prompted an intense debate among supporters of the legislation who say … Continue reading

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Draft bill outlines major changes to BBG and US International Broadcasting

Many thanks to Dan Robinson who shares this post on the BBG Watch which outlines major changes to US International Broadcasting. The draft bill, originating in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is known as the United States International Communications Reform … Continue reading

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Russian “clamps down” on US media, US to increase funding for RFE/VOA

This morning, I noticed the following press release from the US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG): Russia Clamps Down Further On U.S. International Media The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all … Continue reading

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