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Annette Lantos pleads with Broadcasting Board of Governors to save Voice of America broadcasts

Annette Lantos Letter to BBG on Saving VOA

Annette Lantos, the wife of the late Congressman Tom Lantos, has joined efforts to oppose the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) proposals to cut Voice of America (VOA) services, the independent, nongovernmental Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting reported today on its website www.cusib.org. Mrs. Lantos’s April 4, 2012 letter to the BBG begins: “I write in support of Voice of ... Read More »

BBG Watch stories added to TedLipien.com

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Because of various threats against the BBG Watch website, BBGWatch.com, I have added their stories to TedLipien.com. Free Media Online, a media freedom NGO which I run, sponsors BBG Watch. The independent BBG Watch website is edited by former and current BBG employees and other media freedom and human rights volunteers. Read More »

Media freedom activist Ted Lipien warns against diminished public stake in U.S. international broadcasting

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Republished from the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) website: In an article published in American Diplomacy, a quarterly electronic journal of commentary, analysis, and research on American foreign policy and its practice, the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) director Ted Lipien warns against diminished public stake in U.S. international broadcasting. Lipien, a former acting associate director of the ... Read More »

Newly-formed Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting vows to defend media freedom journalism

BBG Watch has learned that individuals associated with U.S. human rights, labor, and media freedom organizations have formed the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) with the aim of working with the Administration, Congress and media to promote free flow of uncensored news from the United States to countries in which journalists are threatened or lack sufficient resources. Many of ... Read More »

Don’t junk critical leverage over Beijing — John Lenczowski on VOA in China

Silencing VOA programming would end U.S. support for China’s freedom. John Lenczowski, who as President Reagan’s Soviet affairs adviser was instrumental in increasing funding for Voice of America and Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Poland during Solidarity’s struggle for democracy, wrote in a Washington Times op-ed that by proposing to end VOA radio and TV transmissions to China, the Broadcasting ... Read More »

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