Monday, August 01, 2011

BBG official talks of "chaos and confusion"

Cuts in official US radio broadcasting to Russia and the Middle East since 2001 and plans to end Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts to China in October have sown “chaos and confusion” in the agency, one senior agency official is quoted as saying by the Washington Times.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is shifting broadcasts from radio to the Internet and social media. Critics say the move will make programmes more vulnerable to disruption by governments that oppose US efforts to promote democracy and freedom.
(R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

Continued story; VOA overseer creates static with switch to Internet, social media