Posted: 16 Dec 2010 Print Send a link
Read this summary of the event by retired VOA deputy director Alan Heil.
Epoch Times, 12 Dec 2010, Andrea Hayley: "Voice of America (VOA), and Radio Free Asia (RFA) are both radio stations broadcasting internationally with very specific mandates under the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). The two stations’ explicit affiliation with the BBG leaves them susceptible to the perception of being government-controlled. NPR, broadcasting within the United States, is funded in part by the government, but with the majority coming from a combination of foundations, public institutions, individuals, and businesses."
Broadcasting Board of Governors press release, 10 Dec 2010: “'We want to make sure we’re not behind the curve on how people get information', [BBG member Dana] Perino said. 'We’re looking into ways to engage people, and we are trying to be innovative and use the money that we have more effectively.' Perino highlighted the Board’s recently launched strategic review which encompasses all aspects of U.S. international broadcasting. She encouraged participants to provide input during the public comment process."