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 [...]

The Hill: US Agency for Global Media reinstates employees dismissed under Trump

US Agency for Global Media reinstates employees dismissed under Trump This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and client Grant Turner and was originally published here. The agency overseeing Voice of America has reinstated five whistleblowers who were all fired on the same day last year by Trump officials. The U.S. Agency for Global [...]

NPR: Trump Official Cited Security To Kill Visas For VOA Staffers. Emails Say Otherwise

Trump Official Cited Security To Kill Visas For VOA Staffers. Emails Say Otherwise This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Nabila Ganinda was awaiting a green light from the U.S. Agency for Global Media. The agency had hired Ganinda, a young Indonesian journalist, to work for two years at the Voice [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]