New CPD Perspectives: U.S. International Broadcasting

The third issue of CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy this year is an article by 2015-17 CPD Research Fellow Emily T. Metzgar.

"Seventy Years of the Smith-Mundt Act and U.S. International Broadcasting: Back to the Future?" examines the evolution of American international broadcasting, looking at it through the context of post-WWII, post-Cold War and today.

"The report does not purport to be a thorough retelling of the history of the Smith-Mundt Act's passage in early 1948, nor of amendments or other legislation that came later," notes Metzgar. "Rather, the work presented here seeks to offer a modest overview of the legislation that has governed U.S. international broadcasting, as well as public discussion about it, since the end of World War II."

Read "Seventy Years of the Smith-Mundt Act and U.S. International Broadcasting: Back to the Future?" here.

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