U.S. PROPAGANDA RADIO, TV STATIONS NOW ALLOWED IN AMERICA
A recently passed law now permits radio and television broadcasts produced by Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks to be carried by U.S. broadcasters. Previously they could only be viewed or heard abroad on the grounds that they represented American propaganda. A spokeswoman for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the government-funded outlets, has told Foreign Policy magazine that it is not fare to suggest that they merely broadcast programs that support U.S. policies. According to Lynne Weil, the outlets “don’t shy away from stories that don’t shed the best light on the United States.” She said that the aim of the BBG is to provide uncensored news, responsible discussion and open debate. Bringing those broadcasts to the U.S. will also enable ex-pats to learn about what is going on in their home countries.