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US international broadcasting: affected by the government shutdown?

At least for now, it would appear, “programming of the U.S. international media networks will continue for overseas audiences” according to the BBG website and CNN. I expect many VOA listener entertainment programs (those focused on music, arts and culture) … Continue reading

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Victor Ashe joins CUSIB after leaving the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Without a doubt, Victor Ashe has championed US international broadcasting on the Broadcasting Board of Governors and has voiced his support for continued funding of the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station. He will now join The Committee for U.S. International … Continue reading

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Heritage Foundation: BBG isn’t listening

(Source: Heritage Foundation) U.S. international broadcasting strategy again landed under congressional scrutiny in Wednesday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. Representative Brad Sherman (D–CA) wanted to know why the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) ignored the congressional mandate to keep broadcasting to … Continue reading

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Heritage Foundation: BBG is cutting “the most cost-effective part of its organization”

For those of you not familiar, note that the The Heritage Foundation is a US conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to “formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, … Continue reading

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Global News Dashboard: BBG news networks share a front door

The BBG has made a step toward consolidating their news networks–well, at least superficially.  All of their news agencies now have a consolidated web presence on the new website called the Global News Dashboard. Positives? It’s searchable and has a … Continue reading

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A tour of the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

The following is an article I wrote for The Monitoring Times magazine in April of this year. It’s a virtual tour of the newly-dedicated VOA Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station in Greenville, North Carolina. The Monitoring Times reaches a large audience, … Continue reading

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International Broadcasters support freedom of information

The international broadcasting arms of France, Australia, the US, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands issued a joint statement in support of press freedoms across the globe. With the exception of the Netherlands (RNW), all of these countries … Continue reading

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