• Events

    Reminder: Broadcasting Board of Governors meeting live webcast

    The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, September 17, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to noon Eastern Time. The BBG will be considering BBG Governance Committee recommendations, the BBG’s research program and other business. The meeting is open – via webcast – to the public. The public may observe the open meeting via live and on demand streaming at www.bbg.gov. To watch live, click here during the meeting time. To watch after the event, click here. See also: The BBG’s Honeymoon: All Work and No Play Senate Report on the Broadcasting Board of Governors U.S. International Broadcasting: An Untapped Resource for Domestic and Ethnic News Organizations

  • Africa,  China

    African oil is an American security challenge

    News brief from David Wood at Newhouse News Service. David writes about the Gulf of Guinea security problem, which is becoming appearing in the headlines more often these days. The United States is becoming increasingly dependent on oil from a region beset by official corruption, tottering governments, violent criminal syndicates and religious and ethnic strife: West Africa…. "We can’t afford to have a ship there 365 days a year," said Rear Adm. D.C. Curtis of the U.S. 6th Fleet, which oversees naval responsibilities in Europe and Africa from its headquarters in Naples, Italy. "The days of getting an aircraft carrier off the coast are gone." That leaves most security in…