PJ Media: PETA Defends Pro-Life Journalist From Planned Parenthood’s Anti-Free Speech Lawsuit

PETA Defends Pro-Life Journalist From Planned Parenthood's Anti-Free Speech Lawsuit This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Free speech battles can make strange bedfellows. This month, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) joined with two other animal-rights groups in supporting pro-life undercover journalist David Daleiden, whose sting videos revealed [...]

MuckRock: FOIA Roundup: PPP loans to franchisees and how whistleblowers faired under Trump

FOIA Roundup: PPP loans to franchisees and how whistleblowers faired under Trump This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In this week’s roundup, FOIA helps understand which national franchises benefitted the most from the Paycheck Protection Program. Plus transparency on whistleblower claims, a new FOIA portal, and more. Data released through [...]

ShadowProof: Making US Propaganda Exceptional Again: Mike Pompeo’s Voice of America Speech

Making US Propaganda Exceptional Again: Mike Pompeo’s Voice of America Speech This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. During the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed his efforts to incite greater conflict between the United States and Iran. He also used Voice of America (VOA) [...]

Press Release: Voice of America Whistleblowers Protest “Reassignment” of White House Correspondent After Questioning Secretary of State Pompeo During VOA Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2021 Voice of America Whistleblowers Protest “Reassignment” of White House Correspondent After Questioning Secretary of State Pompeo During VOA Speech WASHINGTON—Today, whistleblowers notified the political leadership of Voice of America (VOA) and its parent agency, the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), that their summary removal of VOA White House [...]

The Hill: Pompeo accused of politicizing VOA in speech calling for press freedom

Pompeo accused of politicizing VOA in speech calling for press freedom This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo set off alarms among ethics experts and whistleblowers this week when he leaned into his criticism of Voice of America (VOA) during a speech broadcast live by the government-funded media [...]

Voice of America: VOA Director Reassigns White House Correspondent

VOA Director Reassigns White House Correspondent This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. In a rebuke from Congress, U.S. Representatives Gregory Meeks of New York and Michael McCaul of Texas chastised the heads of USAGM and Voice of America on Tuesday for reassigning a VOA White House correspondent. Patsy [...]

Voice of America: Pompeo Defends Changes at USAGM Under Trump Appointee

Pompeo Defends Changes at USAGM Under Trump Appointee This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday defended the leadership of the U.S. Agency for Global Media against criticisms that its CEO is trying to turn the news network into a propaganda tool. In [...]

CNN: Pompeo accuses VOA of “demeaning America” in speech that whistleblowers blast as “political propaganda”

Pompeo accuses VOA of "demeaning America" in speech that whistleblowers blast as "political propaganda" This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused the Voice of America news service of "demeaning America" in a speech that a watchdog group criticized as "political propaganda" and a [...]

The Hill: Pompeo feud with US global media agency intensifies

Pompeo feud with US global media agency intensifies This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo exalted American exceptionalism and called for publishing truth about freedom and democracy in the U.S. during a speech that had earlier drawn criticism for politicizing the federal government's flagship independent broadcast agency. Pompeo [...]

The Yeshiva World: Pompeo Trumpets Trump, Razzes Critics in Speech To VOA

Pompeo Trumpets Trump, Razzes Critics In Speech To VOA This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to U.S. government-funded airwaves on Monday to deliver a full-throated defense of the Trump administration’s presentation of its foreign policy and its support for democracy abroad. Less [...]