Tuesday, August 12, 2008

America's voice abroad silenced as Georgia conflict continues

Posted on August 11th, 2008 by ted in All News, Congressional News, Country News, Government News, Russia News, US Government News, US NewsRead 229 times.

As Russia continues its military action against Georgia, the U.S. broadcasting station responsible for communicating with foreign audiences in times of crisis, has been prevented by a group of bipartisan political appointees from reaching out to the Russian-speaking audiences in the war-torn area with on-air radio news from Washington. The same political board had tried earlier to eliminate the Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcasts to Georgia and Uzbekistan but failed to carry out its plans due to opposition in U.S. Congress and protests from human rights and media freedom NGOs, including FreeMediaOnline.org.
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