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Optimizing Governance of US International Media in Historical and International Context


Feb 10, 2017 By A. Ross Johnson The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 fundamentally restructures U.S. international “broadcasting” –   today multimedia content created by five separate networks and delivered by satellite and terrestrial television, radio, the internet, and social media to countries lacking free media.  The Act abolishes the Broadcasting Board of… Continue reading Optimizing Governance of US International Media in Historical and International Context

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House Passes Broadcasting Board of Governors Remake


Somebody, and I don’t know who, thinks they know how to organize, or, better said, reorganize the BBG. It would be really helpful if someone were to release a map of ‘these are the various permutations we’re going to go through and this is what we hope will be how we look at the end’.… Continue reading House Passes Broadcasting Board of Governors Remake

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BBG: Unprecedented international audience growth to 278 million


NOVEMBER 15, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released its annual impact numbers which show the agency had its largest ever increase in its weekly worldwide audience to 278 million people, up from 226 million in 2015. These increases occurred across all platforms with digital platforms seeing the largest percentage growth,… Continue reading BBG: Unprecedented international audience growth to 278 million

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Thomas Kent New President of RFE/RL


WASHINGTON – Thomas Kent a long time Associated Press journalist has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Chairman of the network’s Board of Directors Jeff Shell announced today. “Tom was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field of candidates,” Shell said. “RFE/RL will benefit enormously from such… Continue reading Thomas Kent New President of RFE/RL

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Everything-PR Does Not Know US PR


On January 28, 2016, Everything-PR published an article by Richard Pace titled American Government Should Stop Criticizing Russia’s Effective Public Relations Machine. I’ll highlight a few excerpts and address each one separately. “Russia simply has a better and stronger media message than the United States” I absolutely agree. Not for the reasons Everything-PR cites, such… Continue reading Everything-PR Does Not Know US PR

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The Man Behind the Anonymous Critiques of U.S. International Broadcasting


I stumbled across this, searching for something completely different. By Charles S. Clark July 8, 2014 The headlines scream of government dysfunction: “Bad Management Threatens Voice of America’s Future,” and “Broadcasting Board of Governors Has Let America and Obama Down,” are among the most recent and tactful. Such blasts appear daily on BBGWatch.com, a three-year-old… Continue reading The Man Behind the Anonymous Critiques of U.S. International Broadcasting