Tag Archives: VOA

VOA and RFA via homemade radios in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Anil, for sharing this article regarding the importance and inspiration radio provides to many North Koreans. This comes from our favorite North Korea independent news site, NK News. Here’s a quote from the article … Continue reading

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VOA Radiogram this weekend, July 5/6

(Source: VOA Radiogram) VOA Radiogram this weekend will include news about reductions to the shortwave transmissions of VOA and other stations of US international broadcasting. These cuts were effective on 30 June. Fortunately, VOA Radiogram remains on shortwave, at least … 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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What if shortwave radio had been invented today?

SWLing Post reader, Walt, comments on the recent cuts to VOA’s shortwave radio service: “Having spent many years as a VOA Foreign Service Officer and radio engineer, I can personally attest to the effectiveness of shortwave broadcasting and it’s ability … 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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The state of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

  Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Lyle, for sharing this article from Radio World which takes an in-depth look at the state of US International Broadcasting and poses the question, “How effective is the BBG in 2014?”

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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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