Saturday, October 24, 2015

BBG's (and PDC's) Matt Armstrong on US international broadcasting's journalism and mission

Friday, October 23rd 2015
"Our journalists don’t just present the news, they unpack the news to provide their audiences with a greater understanding of their world and what is happening. Great journalism – the stories that stick with an audience – shows, often indirectly and subtly, how democracies should work. Great journalism helps audiences understand how democratic accountability, rule of law (not rule by law), human rights, and human security should work, and the differences between the vision of democratic ideals and the reality, so that audiences understand the contrast."
Armstrong is a BBG Governor and is Boaerd Secretaruy of the Public Diplomacy Council. This is excerpted from his testimony at the Oct. 22 hearing of the House Armed Srvices Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities; full text is here:

Author: Adam Powell

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