Media

From defunct to ridiculous - how IBB officials are ruining good name of U.S. international broadcasting

BBG Watch Commentary It did not occur to International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) bureacrats that Americans might not like the removal of the 1948 Smith-Mundt Act restrictions on domestic distribution of U.S. government-funded news for audiences abroad. They were not prepared for Voice of America (VOA) programs being inaccurately described in media reports as propaganda. They [...]Read More »

Middle America newspapers call for restoring 'Big Brother' domestic propaganda ban for BBG

BBG Watch Commentary The Post and Courier, the main daily newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, has called for restoring the Smith-Mundt government propaganda ban on domestic distribution of U.S. international broadcasting programs such as those produced by the Voice of America (VOA) under the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). The editorial, titled, Big Brother in [...]Read More »

LIPIEN: Losing the information war

LIPIEN: Losing the information war Washington Times, July 29, 2013 I fear the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 for somewhat … of a previous legal ban on the U.S. government’s domestic propaganda.Read More »

Op-Ed: Federal employees identify US stations for government-paid news

Op-Ed: Federal employees identify US stations for government-paid news … DigitalJournal.com-Jul 27, 2013 … congressional modification in the 1948 Smith-Mundt Act, U.S. officials may try to target Americans with government propaganda, the federal …Read More »

Propaganda Ban Reversal Draws Criticism

Propaganda Ban Reversal Draws Criticism BuzzFeed-Jul 25, 2013 The change to the Smith-Mundt Act, which regulates U.S. public … will not only expose Americans to more government propaganda than ever …Read More »

Feds Repeal 'Domestic Propaganda' Ban

Feds Repeal ‘Domestic Propaganda‘ Ban Wizbang (blog)-by Warner Todd Huston-Jul 24, 2013 With the updating of the Smith-Mundt Act, some are criticizing the … of the ban on governmentpropaganda and says it will unleash “thousands …Read More »

US International Broadcasting Finally Accessible for Americans

US International Broadcasting Finally Accessible for Americans Heritage.org (blog)-by Helle Dale-Jul 23, 2013 Provisions in the original Smith–Mundt Act, which authorized U.S. … is not Stalin-style propaganda, but world news collected and written by …Read More »

Propaganda? No. Bringing 'Voice of America' To America Is Good for ...

Propaganda? No. Bringing ‘Voice of America’ To America Is Good for … PBS MediaShift - ‎Jul 23, 2013‎ Government press is not part of the American constitutional tradition and should have no role in American life. The risks to free press and other civil liberties do not justify any of the dubious benefits that the change in the [...]Read More »

Taxpayer money at work: US-funded foreign broadcasts finally ...

Taxpayer money at work: US-funded foreign broadcasts finally … NBCNews.com (blog)-Jul 20, 2013 The purpose of the Smith-Mundt Act — also called the U.S. … D-Ark., declared the U.S. was fundingpropaganda, and argued Voice of America, …Read More »

Big Brother Speaks!

Big Brother Speaks! Huffington Post (satire)-Jul 19, 2013 Allow us to explain: The propaganda arm of the United States is enormously well … Thanks to an amendment to the 1948 Smith-Mundt Act — an …Read More »

New law 'allows Obama to take over all media'

New law ‘allows Obama to take over all media’ WND.com-Jul 19, 2013 You’ll never know going forward if this is propaganda or if this is a news … audiences,’ it does not neutralize or repeal Smith-Mundt and, in fact, …Read More »

US Government-Funded News Comes Home

US Government-Funded News Comes Home Inter Press Service-Jul 17, 2013 The Smith-Mundt Act was established in 1948, at the outset of the Cold … government news aspropaganda and said the agencies “should be …Read More »

The Case for American Propaganda

The Case for American Propaganda Foreign Policy (blog)-Jul 17, 2013 Late in 2012, Congress passed the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act, and in … the horror of “government propaganda” hitting the U.S. airwaves.Read More »

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 [...]Read More »