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Jessica Jerreat / Voice of America:
Kelu Chao named acting CEO of USAGM; Chao has worked for VOA for 20 years+ and testified last year in a lawsuit over editorial interference by Pack   —  WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media stepped down Wednesday afternoon at the request of President Joe Biden shortly after Biden took office.
Jan 21, 2021, 12:40 PM - In context

Graham Vyse / Voice of America:
Profile of Forbidden Stories, a journalism collective which aims to continue the work of investigative journalists who have been threatened, jailed, or killed   —  WASHINGTON - Eight years ago, investigative journalist Regina Martínez was found beaten and strangled to death in her home in Veracruz, Mexico.
Jan 3, 2021, 6:50 AM - In context

Jessica Jerreat / Voice of America:
Two bills Congress OK'ed would limit powers of USAGM's Michael Pack; Pack announced new heads at Radio Free Asia and Middle East Broadcasting Network on Tuesday   —  Two bills approved by Congress awaiting President Donald Trump's signature would limit the powers of Michael Pack …
Dec 22, 2020, 9:45 PM - In context

Ayaz Gul / Voice of America:
A bomb in Afghanistan's Helmand province has killed Elyas Dayee, a reporter working for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Afghan service, Radio Azadi   —  ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - A bomb explosion in Afghanistan's volatile southern Helmand province Thursday killed a reporter working …
Nov 12, 2020, 7:15 PM - In context

Jessica Jerreat / Voice of America:
House of Representatives to hold hearing on Thursday to look into Michael Pack's leadership of USAGM; Pack has been subpoenaed but said he cannot attend   —  Lawmakers in Washington will hold an oversight hearing Thursday examining the U.S. Agency for Global Media, the parent agency of Voice …
Sep 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - In context

Jessica Jerreat / Voice of America:
15+ VOA language service staffers are due to return to their countries soon as USAGM fails to renew visas; visas for 20 other journalists expire by year's end   —  This week, Valdya Baraputri had been scheduled to broadcast live from the Republican National Convention.
Aug 27, 2020, 8:30 PM - In context

USAGM review ordered by Pack finds chronic deficiencies in employee vetting going back ~10 years but whether the lapses resulted in security breaches is unclear   —  WASHINGTON - A report on security procedures for vetting workers at the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees Voice …
Aug 6, 2020, 9:50 AM - In context

US Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack names longtime journalist Elez Biberaj as VOA acting director, announces interim heads for other USAGM outlets   —  The U.S. Agency for Global Media has named longtime Voice of America journalist Elez Biberaj as the agency's acting director.
Jul 1, 2020, 1:05 AM - In context

Internal docs: CDC's media relations office was instructed to refuse interview requests from VOA, citing WH tweets accusing VOA of spreading Chinese propaganda   —  We were shocked to read the internal CDC documents instructing the agency's media relations office to refuse media requests from …
Jun 14, 2020, 4:45 PM - In context

Patsy Widakuswara / Voice of America:
VOA's semi-independent and sometimes aggressive news coverage has caused tension with the WH for decades that has only escalated with the current administration   —  For the Voice of America news executive who made the fateful decision, the scoop was too extraordinary and important to pass up.
May 10, 2020, 9:50 PM - In context

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