It is truly interesting that the head of RT, Margarita Simonyan, takes umbrage at the new CEO of the BBG’s statement. This is truly a case of the kettle calling the pot black, except the products from the BBG are not propaganda. “We see this as an international scandal and demand an explanation.” Thank you for… Continue reading New U.S. International Broadcasting CEO Disses Russian Television – And, Surprise, Putin Doesn’t Like It
RT, formerly known as Russia Today, has been labeled a threat by Andrew Luck, the brand new CEO of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors or BBG. RT has been aggressively expanding in the past year, with a budget expansion up to nearly a half a billion dollars. So RT decided to spin-off Sputnik News,… Continue reading US broadcasters put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram
Apologies, dear readers. My interests were elsewhere when this was published. Recall H.R. 4490, forming the International Communications Agency, keeping much of the BBG but changing names? I was curious why the US Congressional Research Service (CRS) hadn’t done a report about US international broadcasting. It turns out they did. “U.S. International Broadcasting: Background and… Continue reading “U.S. International Broadcasting: Background and Issues for Reform”
It’s interesting that a study by the EU, performed by EED, will determine if the truth is the best way to fight Russian propaganda. This is what I have begged for for a long time from the BBG. The problem I have is that I do not know of any other alternatives being considered and… Continue reading EU mulls response to Russia’s information war
Description. The Capitol Club of the Association of Old Crows is presenting a series of classes on Information Operations to educate interested persons. Who: Persons with an interest in Information Operations, currently no restrictions in attendees. What: Unclassified IO classes Where: 3rd Floor Classroom, AOC building, 1000 North Payne Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 When: 0800-1700 20… Continue reading Capitol Club AOC IO Classes
December 19, 2014 By Brett Daniel Shehadey Special Contributor for In Homeland Security The UK has a population of some 64 million people. America has a population of around 315 million. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service and World News recently reached a record viewership with a global audience estimate of 265 million people… Continue reading Does America Need a BBC?
December 12, 2014 WASHINGTON – The United States Senate has confirmed two new members to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. The Senate tonight unanimously approved Michael Kempner and Dr. Leon Aron for membership on the bipartisan board. In the coming days, the new Governors will… Continue reading Senate Confirms Two New Members for the BBG Board