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Voice of America management burdens its own broadcasters with getting programs ready for domestic distribution

DOMESTIC DISSEMINATION OF VOA PROGRAMMING - Voice of America Best Practices Guide

BBG Watch Commentary

The Voice of America (VOA), U.S. taxpayer-funded international broadcaster can barely adequately cover news for foreign audiences it is required by law to serve, but top VOA managers are now burdening...Read More »


Voice of America partially removes misleading language about domestic use of its programs

From BBG Watch Commentary

In a victory by critics against government officials trying to claim new powers which they can’t legally claim, the Voice of America (VOA) removed from one of its website pages misleading language suggesting that Americans had to seek “authorization” from the federal government to...Read More »


Much of Voice of America content is third-party copyright-protected and cannot be easily re-used commercially in the U.S.

BBG Watch Commentary

Voice of America (VOA) TERMS OF USE/PRIVACY NOTICE shows much of its content is third-party copyright-protected material and cannot be commercially re-used by others in the United States without violating copyright or securing additional copyrights from others. In the past, most of VOA content,...Read More »


Federal employees identify U.S. stations for government-paid news

Federal employees at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) were told to identify U.S. stations but not to make offers of government-funded news to domestic media.

 

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) internal document, July 2013.

FAQs for VOA and OCB for Domestic Program Requests

 

  1. Can I identify U.S. stations that would be interested...Read More »

Broadcasting Administrative Manual: Policy on Domestic Distribution of Program Material


Broadcasting Administrative Manual: Policy on Domestic Distribution of Program Material downloaded from the BBG website on July 28, 2013. Link here.

For possible updates, check BBG Check here for updates.

INTERIM FINAL RULE
PART 502 – DOMESTIC REQUESTS FOR BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS PROGRAM MATERIALS

Sec.
502.1 Authority and scope.
502.2 Definitions.
502.3 Availability of program materials on public websites.Read More »