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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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Details of shortwave reductions to VOA, RFE, RFA

Earlier today, I contacted Letitia King, Spokesperson for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). I asked her for details regarding the cuts to shortwave services that were recently announced. Ms. King has just sent me the following list, with notes, … Continue reading

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Amendment to H.R. 4490 protects “critical” shortwave services

In response to yesterday’s post regarding sweeping cuts to VOA’s shortwave service, an SWLing Post reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) writes: “HR4490 contains the following amendment attached to the bill by Cong Lowenthal of CA. Cong Lowenthal has the largest Cambodian community … Continue reading

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Sweeping cuts to VOA, RFE and RFA shortwave services

Unfortunate news from the Voice of America: Congress has approved major cuts to US international broadcasting over shortwave. Thanks to Dan Robinson for sharing this significant news. Dan writes: This news emerging from VOA late Friday: VOA to end shortwave broadcasts in … 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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