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Voice of America: USAGM Head Resigns Following Biden Request

USAGM Head Resigns Following Biden Request  This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. 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. Michael Pack served for just over seven tumultuous months as the [...]

NBC News: Controversial Trump appointee overseeing VOA resigns at Biden’s request

Controversial Trump appointee overseeing VOA resigns at Biden's request This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — The Trump appointee overseeing the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded broadcasters resigned on Wednesday at the request of the Biden administration, after a tumultuous tenure marked by accusations he was undermining the networks' [...]

The Washington Post: Voice of America overseer spent $2 million investigating employees, complaint alleges

Voice of America overseer spent $2 million investigating employees, complaint alleges This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The head of Voice of America’s parent agency hired a law firm at a rate of about $500 an hour and spent $2 million in taxpayer funds to compile personnel dossiers on managers [...]

Civil Eats: Are Some Animal Welfare Labels ‘Humanewashing’?

Are Some Animal Welfare Labels ‘Humanewashing’? This article features our Director of Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign Amanda Hitt and was originally published here. If you’ve bought meat or eggs in a grocery store recently, you’ve probably seen a wide range of labels promising improved treatment of farm animals. Many of these labels look [...]

2021-01-19T11:39:37-05:00January 19th, 2021|Food Integrity, In The News, Public Health|

Los Angeles Times: Column: How Trump cheapened one of America’s highest honors, the Medal of Freedom

Column: How Trump cheapened one of America’s highest honors, the Medal of Freedom This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. Nothing makes sense anymore. The party of “law and order” just rampaged through the Capitol, bludgeoning a police officer to death and calling for the lynching of the [...]

The Guardian: VOA journalists call on director to resign over ‘propaganda event’ for Pompeo

VOA journalists call on director to resign over ‘propaganda event’ for Pompeo This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. A coalition of Voice of America journalists has called for the director of the organization and his deputy to resign, alleging in a letter they retaliated against a veteran reporter for questioning Secretary of [...]

KNSS Radio: TSA makes changes after whistleblower’s complaint

TSA makes changes after whistleblower's complaint This article features our client Jay Brainard and Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official accused the agency of endangering travelers, the whistleblower's lawyer said Wednesday.  The changes include requiring screeners to [...]

Voice of America: Whistleblowers Demand VOA Director Resign Over Pompeo Speech, Staff Moves

Whistleblowers Demand VOA Director Resign Over Pompeo Speech, Staff Moves This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. WASHINGTON - Twenty-six journalists have demanded that Voice of America’s director resign after a series of alleged retaliatory measures and firewall violations culminated in the reassignment of one of VOA’s most high-profile reporters. A [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

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