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Voice of America’s Weekly Audience Increases Significantly


Voice of America’s Weekly Audience Increases Significantly Voice of America’s weekly global audience measured significantly higher in the past year, showing a net weekly audience gain of 38.4 million adults, reaching 275.2 million, according to the latest annual numbers released by the U.S. Agency for Global Media. In total, VOA’s weekly audience has grown by sixty percent… Continue reading Voice of America’s Weekly Audience Increases Significantly

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Global Engagement Center Lacks Financing And Mandate


Daniel Kimmage, the acting head of the Global Engagement Center, is not telling us the real reason the GEC remains unfunded, and rightfully so. The GEC is currently funded “out of hide“.  Politics in DC and within the Department of State are at play and it is clear this is why the GEC was not fully… Continue reading Global Engagement Center Lacks Financing And Mandate

Strategic Communications · U.S. strategic communication

VOA Opens French Language Station in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo


VOA Opens French Language Station in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo Minister of Communications Thierry Moungalla cuts the ribbon at the opening of VOA’s FM station in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Washington, D.C. –  The Voice of America officially opened its newest FM radio station today in the Republic of Congo. VOA Director Amanda Bennett, U.S. Ambassador Todd P. Haskell and Minister of Communications Thierry Moungalla attended today’s ceremony in Brazzaville.… Continue reading VOA Opens French Language Station in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

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The Same Old Game, New Rules: The Need for a New Team for the War of Ideas:


The Same Old Game, New Rules: The Need for a New Team for the War of Ideas: By Kevin McCarty There has been much discussion about what is known as the War of Ideas to counter terrorism in the United States. Everything has been examined from how much and in what way we should play,… Continue reading The Same Old Game, New Rules: The Need for a New Team for the War of Ideas:

BBG · Information Warfare · International Broadcasting · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications · U.S. strategic communication · VOA · Voice of America

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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National Security Council: Fractured Advice, Conflicting Messages


Now, more than ever, we need a National Information Strategy that is insulated from domestic politics. This article highlights several serious problems which this administration is loathe to admit, Democrats cannot stop cheerleading enough to see, and that Republicans cannot stop attacking enough to fix this. We have a severe lack of military experience in… Continue reading National Security Council: Fractured Advice, Conflicting Messages

Information operations · Information Warfare · Iraq · Public Diplomacy · U.S. strategic communication

If There Is ‘No Military Solution’ in Iraq, Where Is the Non-Military Solution?


by Sarah Chayes September 22, 2014 Originally published at http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/09/if-there-no-military-solution-iraq-where-non-military-solution/94769/ Secretary of State John Kerry is channeling all his high-octane diplomatic intensity into the effort to consolidate an international coalition to combat the Islamic State (aka ISIS orISIL). But a flurry of consultations in Ankara, Cairo, Jedda and the United Nations General Assembly — not to… Continue reading If There Is ‘No Military Solution’ in Iraq, Where Is the Non-Military Solution?