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BBG’s 2015 budget: VOA to increase services to Asia/Africa, but cut others

The Broadcasting Board Of Governors is requesting a reduced budget from congress for FY 2015 and re-focusing efforts on services to Asia and Africa. Of course, this will be at the expense of Azerbaijani, Georgian, Persian, and Uzbek language programming and … Continue reading

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Deadline approaching: BBG seeks public comment on relevancy of shortwave radio

Reminder: The US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is asking for your comments on the relevancy of shortwave radio broadcasting. In short, simply send the BBG an email (limited to 1,200 words or less) with your comments by Friday (March 14th, 2014). The BBG … Continue reading

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BBG seeks comments on relevancy of shortwave radio

The United States’ Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)–the governing body responsible for all US international broadcasting–is asking for your comments on the relevancy of shortwave radio broadcasting today. In short, simply send the BBG an email (limited to 1,200 words … Continue reading

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BBG changes: US shortwave broadcasts under microscope

It appears the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)–the bi-partisan board who oversees all international broadcasts generated by the US government–is making some changes to its structure. One of those changes will be the formation of a special committee to examine … Continue reading

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Cambodia bans foreign radio in advance of elections

(Source: Radio Free Asia) The Cambodian government has ordered local radio stations to stop broadcasting foreign programs ahead of general elections in a move widely seen as a major setback to media freedom in the country and aimed at stifling … Continue reading

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Epoch Times: Radio Taiwan International dismantling two transmission sites?

Update: This article, from the Epoch Times, is somewhat misleading: it appears that RTI is not actually being silenced; rather, they’re merely removing sites that are retired and redundant. See post comments for more info. (Source: Epoch Times) Media freedom in … 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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