CUSIB Welcomes US Senate Confirmation of Three New BBG Members

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For Immediate Release
August 2, 2013

 

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CUSIB Welcomes US Senate Confirmation of Three New BBG Members

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusib.org) congratulates Jeffrey Shell, Matthew C. Armstrong and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker upon their confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve on the bipartisan Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

“We are pleased that the U.S. Senate has made it their priority  to confirm three new BBG Members to exercise critical public oversight over this federal agency overseeing U.S. international broadcasting,” stated CUSIB Executive Director Ann Noonan. “We are hopeful that the next BBG Chair, Mr. Jeff Shell, along with Ambassador  Ryan Crocker and Mr. Matt Armstrong will strengthen the BBG’s efforts to inform and reach out to those who live without freedom and democracy.  CUSIB offers our support to turn the tide in efforts to bring good and effective management to the agency.”

CUSIB Director Ted Lipien said: “We encourage the new Members to strive for greater transparency and accountability and to support the work of journalists and language services among all BBG entities.”

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) is an independent, nongovernmental organization which supports free flow of uncensored news from the United States to countries without free media.

For further information, please contact:
The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB)
New York, New York

Ann Noonan, co-founder and Executive Director
Tel. 646-251-6069
Ted Lipien, co-founder and Director
Tel. 415-793-1642

Email: contact@cusib.org
www.cusib.org

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