Critics Bewail Cuts in 'Mother Tongue' at VOA

Critics Bewail Cuts in 'Mother Tongue' at VOA
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"I think this, coupled with other reductions, amounts to nothing less than a coup de grace for the nation's largest publicly funded overseas network."
That's former VOA official Alan Heil speaking to the Washington Post about moves by the IBB, reported here last week, to deemphasize English radio broadcasts, among other services, in favor of services in the Middle East and to fight terrorism.


VOA Cuts Decried by Former Directors

Eleven former directors of VOA issued a joint statement this month calling on Congress "to reverse a Bush administration plan to substantially reduce VOA's English broadcasts and those in 15 other languages."