U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans

Fox Nation

For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s  mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But  on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform  passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of  government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a  reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda  efforts. So what just happened?

Until this month, a vast ocean of U.S. programming produced by the  Broadcasting Board of Governors such as Voice of America, Radio Free  Europe/Radio Liberty, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks could only be  viewed or listened to at broadcast quality in foreign countries. The programming  varies in tone and quality, but its breadth is vast: It’s viewed in more than  100 countries in 61 languages. The topics covered include human rights abuses in  Iran, self-immolation in Tibet, human trafficking across Asia, and on-the-ground  reporting in Egypt and Iraq.

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