Posted: 29 Nov 2012 Print Send a link
BBG Watch, 19 Nov 2012, "BBG Watcher": "SvobodaNew.com ... is now blocked on computers at RFE/RL news offices, making it inaccessible at work for the station’s journalists unless they request permission by sending an email to the management."
BBG Watch, 28 Nov 2012, "BBG Watcher": "Sources told BBG Watch that in an unprecedented move, the Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Board of Directors plans to ask representatives of the fired Radio Liberty journalists to raise their concerns directly with board members in a teleconference scheduled for next month between Washington and Moscow. According to sources, the invitation for the fired Radio Liberty journalists, which can only be viewed as a sign of major doubts about RFE/RL President and CEO Steven Korn’s leadership, was agreed to by key board members."
Broadcasting Board of Governors Budget and Strategy Committee meeting, 15 Nov 2012, BBG member Victor Ashe: "And then the very callous manner in which [RFE/RL president Steven] Korn has dealt with the 41 people who were terminated, and the audio of his comments back in Prague, where really no compassion was shown, no sympathy, it's my way of the highway, that's not the way of a good manager."
New Liberty Russia, 24 Nov 2012, "Supporter": "Ludmila Telen, an award-winning Russian journalist who was fired in September from Radio Liberty, said in an interview for OnlineTV.ru that Radio Liberty’s daily Russian website audience has declined from 100,000 to 40,000 and continues to fall."