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On The Detainment Of BBG Chair Jeff Shell

John F. Lansing | Posted 07.16.2016 | Home
John F. Lansing

While the incident with our Board Chair was unfortunate, it reminds us why the work we do is so important and why we will not be deterred.

Why You Should Care About Global Free Press

John F. Lansing | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
John F. Lansing

So, while Khadija's release is a major victory for her and her supporters that we will celebrate for years to come, it is but a small step on the path to press freedom in Azerbaijan and the rest of the world. Press freedom is a fundamental human right that lies at the core of all democratic and free societies, and we all have a shared responsibility to hold governments accountable when they suppress it.

U.S. Government International Media Agency Calls for the Release of Imprisoned Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

John F. Lansing | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
John F. Lansing

Freedom of the press is a basic tenet of our democracy and a staple of a free and open society. Upholding press freedom is the top priority of the BBG in its efforts to support accurate, objective journalism around the world.

A Television Show Could Put Obama's Diplomatic Achievement With Cuba at Risk

Sarah Stephens | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Sarah Stephens

It would be nice if someone in the White House and State Department twisted the money spigot off on this dumb waste of taxpayer money before BBG awards this contract and puts the larger purposes of President Obama's diplomatic achievement with Cuba at risk.

Radio and TV Martí: Jammed in Cuba, Slammed by the U.S. Court of Appeals

Sarah Stephens | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

Last week, when the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a finding against the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the agency operating Radio and TV Mart...

Radio Beijing in the Middle East

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.08.2014 | Home
Joseph Braude

Like American public diplomacy efforts in the Arab world, the Confucius Institute--the franchise of Chinese educational facilities that was promoted in the Arabic CRI broadcast--also encounters opposition in some countries where it maintains a presence.

Real-time Reporting Gets New Backend With BBG's Relay

Tom Grasty | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Tom Grasty

Real-time news reporting is an exciting proposition. It's also a process fraught with problems, both for the journalist and the reader.

Blind Ambition

Alex Belida | Posted 04.16.2012 | Media
Alex Belida

When the Broadcasting Board of Governors unveiled a new Strategic Plan, it set an ambitious goal: "To become the world's leading international news agency by 2016." But based on its latest budget proposal, global news organizations like Reuters and AP have little to fear.

Lugar Report Honsestly Evaluates U.S. International Broadcasting

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip Seib

Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), the ranking Republican member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has done something remarkable: issued an...

The Perino Conundrum: PR's Expert Inexperts

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Luz

Sometimes a story just sticks with you. Such is the crazy and amusing story of Dana Perino - Bush's White House House Press Secretary - who admitted she had no idea what the Cuban Missile Crisis was.

Dana Perino Nominated By Obama To Broadcasting Board Of Governors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama has nominated Dana Perino, George W. Bush's last press secretary and a frequent critic of the new administration, to a board overseein...

Critics Say U.S. Radio Program for Darfur Goes Soft on Sudan

Sheri Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheri Fink

Funded by the U.S. State Department, Radio Afia Darfur, a half-hour shortwave radio program, is beamed three times a day into war-torn Darfur, Sudan, and refugee-packed eastern Chad.

Alhurra TV: Uncle Sam's Boondoggle

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

I've been sifting through several studies of Alhurra Television that dropped like a "cascade of candor," to paraphrase David Frost's hoped for outcome...

Media Change We Can Believe In

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

The Bush Administration's default approach toward journalists has been to use them when necessary and bypass them when not.