Monday, March 26, 2007

US Council on Foreign Relations confuses BBG and BBC

“Concerned about low levels of listeners to VOA’s Arabic service, the BBC replaced it in 2002 with Radio Sawa…” That’s according to a backgrounder on The Changing Scope of US International Broadcasts published on Saturday. It’s surprising how many times I’ve seen references to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) rendered as BBC. Perhaps it’s worth thinking about giving the Broadcasting Board of Governors another name. Apart from that typo, the backgrounder is a useful primer for those confused at the structure of US international broadcasting.
(Source: R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)