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Op-Ed: Anti-Israel RFE/RL Facebook message may inspire terrorists

U.S. taxpayer-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) posted an anti-Israel Facebook message which may inspire terrorists to violence against innocent civilians.

Op-Ed: Reform needed for U.S. soft power to work

U.S. needs more money for more soft power outreach abroad, but Congress and the president must first reform Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Op-Ed: Voice of America falsely tells world U.S. is in a 'State of Fear'

Two days before President Obama's Oval Office address on domestic terrorism, the Voice of America confused the world with its "State of Fear" article implying Americans were panicking after the California shootings.

Op-Ed: Reform and adult supervision for Broadcasting Board of Governors

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate should pass the bipartisan H.R. 2323 Royce-Engel U.S. international broadcasting reform bill to eliminate waste and improve response to ISIS and Putin propaganda.

Op-Ed: Voice of America in intellectual twilight zone against Putin

U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) turned its back on famous British-American historian of Soviet crimes Robert Conquest.

Op-Ed: Kudos to RFE/RL

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is showing courage and practices good journalism in response to threats from Putin propaganda and disinformation.

Op-Ed: Voice of America can learn from State Dept. about social media

When it comes to a few important journalistic new media skills, such as speed of posting information online and use of social media, U.S. State Department's public diplomacy is leagues ahead of U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA).

Op-Ed: Ukraine gets short shrift from mismanaged Voice of America

Washington - Mismanaged and underfunded Voice of America failed to highlight in English and most other languages Obama's State of the Union remark on Ukraine. Its oversight board needs to reform the taxpayer-funded media outlet and get more money from Congress.

Op-Ed: RFI explaining French ways to global audience, even love and sex

Radio France Internationale understands the need for describing in its broadcasts, and increasingly online, some of the uniqueness of French culture, politics and mores. Other state-owned media outlets do the same for their countries. U.S. could learn.

Op-Ed: Voice of America news report sides with Putin against Greenpeace

Washington - U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) repeats Putin regime's propaganda against Greenpeace, ignores American activists jailed in Russia, and misleads world on how U.S. legal system deals with peaceful protesters who trespass.

Op-Ed: VOA and U.S. public diplomacy failed on Obama-Malala meeting

Washington - Voice of America (VOA) and U.S. public diplomacy failed to take full advantage of President Obama's meeting Friday with teenage Pakistani campaigner for girls' education Malala Yousafzai. But Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) did a good job.

Op-Ed: Federal employees identify U.S. stations for government-paid news Special

Washington - Federal employees were told to identify U.S. stations but not to make offers of government-funded news to domestic media.

Op-Ed: Former US diplomat criticizes weak language on Libya killings

Washington - Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe criticizes the executive staff of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) for using a weak language in describing the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.

Op-Ed: Chen Guangcheng listened in prison to Voice of America radio

Blind Chinese legal activist and dissident Chen Guangcheng had been secretly listening to Voice of America (VOA) Mandarin shortwave radio broadcasts while he was in prison in China.

Op-Ed: Annette Lantos wants to save Voice of America from cuts by BBG

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 Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting reported

Op-Ed: America's radios dancing to Putin's tune in Moscow Special

Moscow - Voice of America and Radio Liberty, funded by US taxpayers to promote media freedom abroad, self-censor news on two stations in Moscow to comply with Russian media law prior to Russia's presidential elections on March 4.

Op-Ed: US helping Chinese censors stifle the Jasmine Revolution

Washington - The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) executives have done a lot to damage U.S. radio and TV programs for audiences abroad nearly beyond repair.
 

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