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Why Hillary can Unite the Country

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The question more people are asking is how will Hillary be able to unite the country after she is elected. This campaign has made it clearer than ever...

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.

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.

Ahmad Batebi: Turning Slander Into a Shelter

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

In preparation for my first meeting with famed activist, Ahmad Batebi I read up about his involvement with the student reform movement, his participation in the demonstrations and his subsequent arrest.

Hidden History: What Nazi-Tied Roots to U.S. International Media Reveals About Ukraine Crisis

Steve Horn | Posted 06.21.2014 | Media
Steve Horn

At times, this was all handled in a ham-handed way. Indeed, so much so that if journalists had only bothered to ask some tough questions, they'd start finding some pretty disturbing answers.

VOA Is 'Not a Mouthpiece of the White House,' Director Says (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 11.17.2013 | Media
Nicholas Kralev

"The Voice of America is not a propaganda organization and is not a mouthpiece of the White House or anybody else" -- in fact, its reporters don't enj...

U.S. Official Media Outlets Engaging With Iran Are in Dire Need of Reform

Sepideh Saeedi | Posted 07.15.2013 | Home
Sepideh Saeedi

On June 14, 2013, the Iranian people elected Hassan Rowhani, the moderate cleric sometimes called "the diplomat sheikh," with a clear majority of the ...

Report: White House-Appointed Board 'A Dysfunctional Mess' | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics

The White House-appointed board overseeing government-funded broadcasts to 100 countries is a dysfunctional mess beset by “acute internal dissension...

Dan Senor: Talks Loudly, and Carries No Stick at All

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Dan Senor seems to advocate that the US take a tougher line with the Iranians, but is he willing to see American soldiers die fighting to free Iran from the Ayatollah? Dan Senor talks tough, but is he willing to put American troops where his mouth is?

U.N. Says There Is No Document Charging Rwanda Helped M23 Rebels

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

Google "M23 Congo" and it is obvious that accounts of the leaked report have gone viral. But is it correct? Does the report exist? What, exactly, does it say?

U.S. Diplomat Peter Van Buren Speaks About American Public Diplomacy

John Brown | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
John Brown

"Any communications strategy plays second to reality. So as long as deaths from misplaced drone attacks, atrocities by soldiers and videos of Abu Ghraib exist, you are not going to fool anyone regardless of how many tweets you send out."

¡Q'VIVA! The Chosen: Realism TV

Felix Sanchez | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Felix Sanchez

¡Q'Viva! The Chosen is a historic media moment in time: the first seamlessly bilingual show that presents entertainment and information to a general audience, not simply to a target audience.

Alhurra and the Arab Spring

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 04.17.2012 | Media
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

There is one thing in common between Congress-funded Arabic TV, Alhurra, and countries of the Arab Spring. Both have unaccountable leaders, who have been in place since forever, and who look like they are staying indefinitely.

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.

South Korea's Public Art Blight (VIDEO)

Posted 09.03.2011 | Arts

Though it may not come as much of a relief, subway commuters and downtown residents should know that Americans aren't the only ones being subjected to...

American Rival? NBC Launching 'Idol' Challenger

Live Feed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NBC is teaming with Mark Burnett and John de Mol to launch a new singing competition program that takes aim at Fox's American Idol and its upcoming se...

Mr. Zenawi Goes to College!

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Meles Zenawi would rather go blind than face the naked truth about his atrocious record over the past two decades, but we are not afraid to confront his best dressed lies at the World Leaders Forum.

Open Letter to President Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alemayehu G. Mariam

September 17, 2010 President Lee C. Bollinger Office of the President Columbia University 202 Low Library 535 West 116th Street New York, NY 10027...

The Fire Next Time

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alemayehu G. Mariam

It is all so obvious. Ethiopia's opposition leaders are being set up for a final coup de grâce as they stand helplessly crying out for democracy and the rule of law.

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...

Aid Agencies In Chile Say Much More Help Is Needed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has revised its appeal for emergency aid in Chile, asking for a further $13 milli...

Foreign Arabic-Language TV: An Exercise in Futility?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

They're tripping over each other. American, British, French, Russian, Chinese and Turkish satellite TV channels want a piece of the Arab viewers' p...

Iran: Intelligence Ministry Blacklists Yale And Dozens Of Other Western Institutions

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yale University is among 60 "subversive" international organizations stirring up Iran's political discord as part of a plot backed by the United State...

Only in America: Ambassador Sichan Siv - From the Killing Fields to the White House

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004. He spoke on surviving Pol Pot's Killing Fields in Cambodia - and coming to America. He ended up working in the White House and then the United Nations.

CSM, WSJ Respond to Criticism of Claim of Plurality for Honduran Coup

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Naiman

The discrepancy between the different press reports last week is now explained. But questions remain. Did these outlets rely on La Prensa as their sole source, and if so, why?