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Radio Liberty Pals, by Saint-Aniol

How to save U.S. international broadcasting.

U.S. needs more money for more soft power outreach abroad, but Congress and President must first reform Broadcasting Board of Governors. [...] We don't spend enough money on U.S. government propaganda abroad now, and we did not spend enough money on it during the Cold War, but we were spending money and getting the message across much more effectively during the Cold War than we do now. 

Shortwave radio station of ICRC Geneva

On leading the U.S.' international broadcasting.

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel

The recent report and soon-to-be-decided fate of the US Public Diplomacy Commission

When David Ensor announced last week that he was stepping down as the director of the Voice of America, critics saw the move as the latest sign of turmoil at the government agency that is charged with presenting America’s viewpoint to the world.

The reasons for what some have called the agency’s “strategic dysfunction” are many, but among them is surely the fact that, prior to Lack’s appointment, there had never been a single decision maker responsible for the BBG. Instead, the organization was governed by a part-time board of nine members.

Ministers from European Union countries decided last week to work strategically to counter Russian’s propaganda offensive in Ukraine and other former Soviet states. EU countries intend to collaborate on broadcasting to give citizens in the target countries, e.g. the Baltics, an alternative to the relentless bombardment of Russian media, which produces a highly distorted version of the news aimed at Russian speakers.

The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL Inc) should continue its operation in accordance with all journalistic standards, the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta told reporters on Mar.14.