Civil Rights

Voice of America to target Americans despite ban on funding domestic news distribution, critics say

SMITH-MUNDT NEWS COMMENTARY While “Information intended for foreign audiences” (such as Voice of America – VOA programs) “may, upon request and reimbursement of the reasonable costs incurred in fulfilling such a request, be made available, in the United States,” Section 1078 of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 (U.S. Public Law 112-239) [...]
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How a story of Somali Americans in Minnesota gave U.S. government new domestic media powers

As Reported by BBG Watch. BBG Watch Commentary We have all heard this story told countless times by International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and Voice of America (VOA) officials and repeated continuously in media reports. The story may or may not be partially true. But the way it was told, it was highly misleading. Some call [...]
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Op-Ed: US propaganda ban overturned with help of government propaganda

From Digital Journal: Government officials used deceptive propaganda to get congress to overturn a ban on government news distribution in the U.S. Would government officials resort to deceptive propaganda to help them get the U.S. Congress to overturn an old law, the Smith-Mundt Act, which prohibited them from distributing government-funded news to Americans? They most [...]
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