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Civil Research and Development Foundation - CRDF Global is an “... independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration ...”[1]

CRDF Global was authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1992 under the Freedom Support Act and established in 1995 by the National Science Foundation under the name U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation.

This unique public-private partnership promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, and training[2]. CRDF Global is based in Arlington, Virginia, and has offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia; Kiev, Ukraine; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Amman, Jordan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRDF_Global

Does this organization that supplies the Intel and “other resources” for ICG? Thomas Pickering is Chairman of CDRF.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 1:59:11 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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Working together, NGOs and journalists can create stronger international reporting

“...The issue of influence is even more opaque when it comes to money. NGOs are not in the business of subsidizing media, but often help offset costs for journalists just by virtue of where they work. Kavanagh explains, “In some ways they are always covering part of my costs, when [a humanitarian organization] flies me out and puts me up in their private home, there is no cash transaction but they are covering costs for me…It is a gray area, and it is in some ways getting murkier,” he says...”

“There’s another kind of danger for NGOs that allow journalists into close quarters. What if they don’t like what they see within the operation? “There is a certain ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ arc to it,” the New York Times’ Malcomson says. Refugees International’s (UN/Malloch Brown-Soros) Parra says that it is frustrating when the journalists they help produce coverage that isn’t flattering, or that oversimplifies sophisticated policy points.”

“For advocacy organizations such as International Crisis Group (Soros), Refugees International(UN-Malloch Brown-Soros) or Human Rights Watch (Soros), attention to an issue can affect policy, which in turn can impact lives....”

“...Although many organizations lack official policies, and while it might not be the perfect match for everyone, the fact is, NGO-media partnerships are happening. And they have the potential to lead to stronger foreign news reporting and better serve audiences interested in an increasingly interconnected world.”
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/publication-type/commentary/abbott-working-together-ngos-and-journalists-can-create-stronger-international-reporting.aspx

Media in bed with NGO’s. How ethical is that? And is the international reporting we’re getting from a UN/Soros NGO conglomerate working in tandem with the MSM decent? Are the MSM telling us the source of their investigations? Makes me feel kinda sick especially since it’s not disclosed. Is this why people like Wolf Blitzer, Ted Koppel, Tom Brokaw, attend their functions and even sit on their boards?


6 posted on 10/02/2012 11:18:55 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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