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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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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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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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Radio Liberty President Steve Korn has resigned in wake of closure

(Source: The Washington Post) American-financed Radio Liberty, which penetrated the Iron Curtain with news of the outside world during the Cold War, has been trying to join today’s information revolution — and the static crackling around its efforts has been … 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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Smith-Mundt is a tough Act to follow

May, June and July have been very busy months for me (hence the lack of daily updates). In May, I attended and presented at the North American Shortwave Broadcasters annual meeting in Washington DC, then spent nearly a week in … Continue reading

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RFE: Radio Farda Families A Target In Iran

One of the points I often make is that repressive regimes can track and take action against citizens who read online content from banned/blocked media sources. Here is a case in point: (Source: Radio Free Europe) In an escalation of … Continue reading

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