Kim's Recent Essays...
US International Broadcasting: Success Requires Independence and Consolidation.
In International Broadcasting, Even the Static Must be Credible.
America Calling China: A Strategy for International Broadcasting.
Voice of Russia, 23 Nov 2012: "The Voice of Russia radio, one of the largest and oldest foreign-language broadcasters in the world, has once again experienced attacks coming from Europe. This time it was Germany’s state-run Deutsche Welle radio that accused the Voice of Russia of making Romania a 'banana republic' and disintegrating the basics of a legal state in the country, as well as attempting to distance Romania from Berlin and Brussels. ... The Voice of Russia has forwarded a letter to DW offering a thorough discussion on the matter to exchange opinions and information. Earlier, Romanian President was given an opportunity to speak out on the VoR air and website."
Deutsche Welle, 20 Nov 2012, Petre M. Iancu (translated from Romanian): "Coupled with the enormous interest in the development of Bucharest, one of unprecedented intensity, manifested in recent months both in Moscow and Voice of Russia, on the one hand, and in Brussels or Berlin, on the other, the harshness shows real stakes in the Romanian election."
Update: Voice of Russia, 10 Dec 2012, Valentin Mândrasescu: "After an unfortunate experience with the Voice of Russia last summer, [President Traian Basescu]limited himself to gentle hints. For example, he called upon his voters to cast their votes for those 'who would preserve the strategic alliance with the USA' and would not reorient Romania's external policies towards Moscow and Beijing, not forgetting to mention the need to... 'be friends with Russia and China'. Basescu's right wing supporters have not their minced words; Monica Macoway, former Justice minister, member of the European parliament and titular leader of the alliance supporting the Romanian president, was strident in identifying and disclaiming those she holds responsible for the president's problems... 'This summer, for example, in the context of the impeachment of the president, the Voice of Russia was very active and then it gave instructions to the leaders of the Social Liberal Union about how to create chaos in the country and how to force the president to resign. ... The same Voice of Russia has put together a list of Romanians that the West trusts and that need to be destroyed and discredited by the Social Liberal Union.'"