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US Govt Spent Over Half Billion Dollars Funding Foreign Media Past 5 Years

"Over the past five years, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have spent more than a half billion dollars to support international media development."

http://cima.ned.org/publications/research-reports/us-governm...

Congress criminals recently made a big deal about cutting $60 million per year from NPR in the US. But, what they probably haven't told you is that in the same year, they spent $140 million to fund foreign media!



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U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy?

I've come to the conclusion that "democracy" is definitely a tool of those seeking global government, or the collectivists, which by necessity requires ignorance and destruction of the laws of our republic, our wealth, and ultimately the sovereignty of the United States of America.

Check this out, also from the report:

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) is the lead State Department bureau for coordinating efforts to promote freedom, democracy, and human rights globally. It is also the primary funder of media development initiatives at the State Department. DRL mainly funds media development initiatives in the form of grants, via the Human Rights Democracy fund. Recently, DRL has also begun supporting online freedom of expression programs through its new Internet Freedom Program, which manages the State Department’s online censorship and circumvention initiatives.

Individual U.S. embassies also support media development programs through discretionary grants by local panels called Democracy Commissions, but the funding amounts are usually very small.

Democracy is controlled through popular opinion, or in practice, the media.

Funding BBC too!

Saw this one the other day...
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/mar/20/bbc-world-servic...

BBC World Service to sign funding deal with US state department

Low six-figure investment will aim to help combat censorship of TV and internet services in countries including Iran and China
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Do they still block USA IP addresses from viewing their video streams?

What! This doesn't make any sense at all.

Why would our government need to send money to the BBC, to combat blocking of the Internet? Doesn't the UK have their own money, and doesn't our government realize that the Internet is world-wide? Bizarre.

"The BBC World Service is to receive a "significant" sum of money from the US government to help combat the blocking of TV and internet services in countries including Iran and China."

I'll bet there's more to this than we're being told.

Astonishing

One could easily jump to the conclusion that they value propaganda over programming in the public interest.

No wonder Hillary Clinton is giving praises to Al Jazeera, eh?

Our State Department, under Hillary Clinton, has essentially bought them out!

This money is going to countries around the world to help "set up" and train their media, but it's probably also worth highlighting that Congress is sending our money to Iraq & Afghanistan, while cutting funding to the US.

Maybe that's a good thing though - the less government funding in the US, the less propaganda we have to put up with.

But should we even be spending it at all?

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"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

ahhh go figure

ahhh go figure