Press Freedom

Voice of America Whistleblower Describes Truth-Telling in The Trump Era in New Podcast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 17, 2023  Voice of America Whistleblower Describes Truth-Telling in The Trump Era in New Podcast  “The Whistleblowers: Inside the Trump Administration” offers an insider’s view of whistleblowing in the Trump Administration  WASHINGTON – Today, Voice of America (VOA) whistleblower Grant Turner and his colleagues describe the toxic work environment under [...]

2023-08-17T11:20:11-04:00August 17th, 2023|Press Freedom, Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|

Government Executive: Trump’s Global Media CEO Abused Authority and Wasted Funds, Review Finds

Government Executive: Trump's Global Media CEP Abused Authority and Wasted Funds, Review Find This article features Government Accountability Project's Counsel, David Seide, and was originally published here. The controversial CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media during the end of the Trump administration abused his authority by making retaliatory personnel actions, and wasting [...]

Jurist: Congress urged to investigate Twitter journalist suspensions

Congress urged to investigate Twitter journalist suspensions This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Government Accountability Project (GAP), a nonprofit whistleblower protection and advocacy organization, Thursday urged two US Congressional Committees to continue reviewing Twitter’s suspension of several journalists’ accounts. In a letter to the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and [...]

2022-12-22T14:56:29-05:00December 22nd, 2022|Big Tech, In The News, Press Freedom|

Press Release: Twitter Continues to Ban Supposedly-Reinstated Journalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2022 Twitter Continues to Ban Supposedly-Reinstated Journalists Elon Musk’s and Twitter’s Continuing Abuse of Authority Detailed WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project, on behalf of Voice of America’s Chief National Correspondent, Steve Herman, today wrote to the Senate and House Commerce Committees to detail the continuing suspensions of the Twitter accounts belonging [...]

2022-12-22T20:54:10-05:00December 22nd, 2022|Big Tech, Press, Press Freedom, Press release|

Press Release: Government Accountability Rebuts Kurdish Prime Minister’s Libel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2021 Government Accountability Rebuts Kurdish Prime Minister’s Libel A Government Accountability Project investigation, published in the American Prospect revealed Masrour Barzani, the Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, was the secret owner of a $18.3 million pharmacy in Miami, Florida through anonymous shell companies. Rather than addressing the serious allegations, [...]

2021-12-09T15:41:47-05:00December 9th, 2021|Investigations, Press Freedom, Press release|

Voices of America: Congress Urged to Revisit Editorial Firewall Protections of US-Funded Media Networks

Congress Urged to Revisit Editorial Firewall Protections of US-Funded Media NetworksThis article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel, David Seide, and was originally published here.A government report is recommending that Congress pass legislation to better define editorial firewalls at the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees VOA.The Government Accountability Office, which audits U.S. government [...]

2021-10-29T10:43:04-04:00October 29th, 2021|In The News, Press Freedom, VOA Whistleblowers|

Government Executive: Inspector General Vindicates Top Global Media Agency Officials Suspended During Trump Administration

Inspector General Vindicates Top Global Media Agency Officials Suspended During Trump Administration This article features our client Grant Turner and Attorney David Seide and was originally published here. The U.S. Agency for Global Media welcomed a watchdog’s recent decision to clear six top officials targeted under the previous agency leader of any malfeasance. The Government [...]

Courthouse News Service: US Watchdog Vindicates Voice of America Whistleblowers

US Watchdog Vindicates Voice of America Whistleblowers This article features our client Grant Turner and Attorney David Seide and was originally published here. WASHINGTON (CN) — Attorneys for six employees of Voice of America who complained that the independent state-run media service had become a propaganda arm of the Trump White House touted the release [...]

Voice of America: US Government Media Whistleblowers Cleared of Wrongdoing

US Government Media Whistleblowers Cleared of Wrongdoing This article features our Attorney David Seide and was originally published here. A U.S. government watchdog has cleared six senior officials at the government’s independent media agency of wrongdoing when they protested last year that the agency’s chief, appointed by former President Donald Trump, was attempting to politicize [...]