Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-10-28T21:44:24-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Contract for U.S.-Funded Survey of Arab TV Consumption Awarded,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3cef74e5970c 2012-10-28T21:44:24-04:00 2012-10-29T07:18:25-04:00 Gauging how the Arab world consumes -- or fails to digest -- U.S. government broadcast news is about to cost $110,000 for such an assessment. Steve Peacock Data on Desires of Middle Eastern TV-News Viewers Sought,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201676945d2a0970b 2012-08-14T13:10:47-04:00 2012-08-14T13:10:47-04:00 Viewer choices of TV news sources in the Middle East—particularly in the aftermath of the Arab Spring—are about to be evaluated by the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, which also will assess recent promotional efforts for its Alhurra TV operations. Steve Peacock U.S. Baseball as a Propaganda Tool? (Updated),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168e7857229970c 2012-02-17T12:43:36-05:00 2012-02-17T15:16:55-05:00 Radio and television broadcasts of baseball games beamed into Cuba has become the latest BBG brainchild, whose Radio/TV Marti programs will make the cherished American sport available to Cuban citizens for free. Steve Peacock U.S. Seeks Data on Libyan Media Consumption,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20162fc29104b970d 2011-11-05T12:04:46-04:00 2011-11-05T16:38:32-04:00 The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) last month awarded a $100,000 contract to a British research firm to assess media use in Libya. Steve Peacock U.S. Cancels Planned Media Barrage in Pakistan,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015392be325c970b 2011-11-01T20:57:06-04:00 2011-11-01T20:57:06-04:00 A planned project to air U.S.-sponsored broadcast TV news across Pakistan has been cancelled, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has discovered. Steve Peacock U.S. Seeks New Means of Predicting Internet Growth Overseas, from Albania to Zimbabwe,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015390378688970b 2011-07-27T17:23:19-04:00 2011-07-27T17:34:13-04:00 The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is looking for a contractor capable of developing a new analytical model to predict Internet usage and growth -- in thirty-two foreign nations, from "A" (Albania) to "Z" (Zimbabwe). Steve Peacock