The Washington Post: Voice of America employees protest order to broadcast Pompeo speech, calling it ‘propaganda’

Voice of America employees protest order to broadcast Pompeo speech, calling it ‘propaganda’ This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Staffers at Voice of America, the government-funded international news organization, have filed a whistleblower complaint raising concerns about an upcoming address by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying it [...]

Press Release: VOA Whistleblowers Protest Upcoming Live Worldwide Broadcast of Address by Secretary of State Pompeo to Live Audience of VOA Staff at VOA Headquarters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2021  Voice of America Whistleblowers Protest Upcoming Live Worldwide Broadcast of Address by Secretary of State Pompeo to Live Audience of VOA Staff at VOA Headquarters WASHINGTON—Today, Voice of America (VOA) whistleblowers notified the federal agencies responsible for oversight and investigations of VOA and its parent agency, the U.S. [...]

2021-10-04T13:59:51-04:00January 8th, 2021|1st Amendment, Press, Press Freedom, VOA Whistleblowers|

Georgia Public Broadcasting: Trump Appointee Seeks Lasting Control Over Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia

Trump Appointee Seeks Lasting Control Over Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia This article features our client Jamie Fly and was originally published here. Michael Pack's stormy tenure over the federal agency that oversees government-funded broadcasters abroad — including Voice of America — appears to be coming to a close. Yet President Trump's appointee has [...]

NBC News: Federal watchdog finds ‘substantial likelihood of wrongdoing’ by Trump appointees overseeing Voice of America

Federal watchdog finds 'substantial likelihood of wrongdoing' by Trump appointees overseeing Voice of America This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — A federal watchdog agency has found "a substantial likelihood of wrongdoing" by Trump administration appointees who oversee the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded media [...]

Letter to Philadelphia Leaders and Police on 1st Amendment Rights

June 5, 2020 Philadelphia Mayor James F. Kenney Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw Philadelphia City Council Dear Mayor Kenney, Commissioner Outlaw and the Philadelphia City Council: Over the course of several days, we have witnessed and documented multiple instances of police violence. This has included unlawful arrests of journalists and protesters who are documenting the [...]