Full Court Press Won For English

Through our Washington, DC, correspondent John Birchard, Rifftides has updated you from time to time on the fight against the Bush administration's attempt to dismantle or downgrade the English language broadcasts of the Voice Of America. Birchard reports that there has been, if not an all-out victory, significant progress. Concerning the battle to keep the English language news division at VOA alive: we won! A two-year battle with our own management ended when Bush signed a budget bill that … [Read more...]