Government Executive: Biden Taps Veteran Journalist to Lead Global Media Agency

Biden Taps Veteran Journalist to Lead Global Media Agency This article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel, David Seide, and was originally published here. President Biden formally nominated on Monday a veteran journalist to lead the global media agency, as it works to continue building trust and credibility in the post-Trump era.Amanda Bennett previously [...]

2021-11-17T11:36:26-05:00November 17th, 2021|In The News, VOA Whistleblowers|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Applauds Just-Released GAO Report on Management Abuses in 2020 at Voice of America Overseer, the U.S. Agency for Global Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds Just-Released GAO Report on Management Abuses in 2020 at Voice of America Overseer, the U.S. Agency for Global Media Trump Political Leadership Repeatedly Breached Firewall Designed to Protect the Editorial Independence of Voice of America and Its Sibling Networks WASHINGTON— The editorial Independence of Voice [...]

2021-11-03T09:20:04-04:00October 31st, 2021|Press, Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|

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 [...]

The Washington Post: Opinion: The Voice of America whistleblowers have been vindicated

Opinion: The Voice of America whistleblowers have been vindicated This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The State Department’s Office of Inspector General has determined that six federal employees in the agency that oversees Voice of America were wrongly targeted for termination from their jobs by the Trump administration. Unjustified and retaliatory was [...]

NPR: A Report Clears Federal Officials Who Were Suspended By A Trump Appointee Over VOA

A Report Clears Federal Officials Who Were Suspended By A Trump Appointee Over VOA This article features our client Grant Turner and Attorney David Seide and was originally published here. A federal inspector general's investigation has exonerated six government executives who were suspended last year after raising red flags about actions taken by then-President Donald [...]

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: Trump appointee erred in firing Voice of America whistleblowers: watchdog

Trump appointee erred in firing Voice of America whistleblowers: watchdog This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. A government watchdog found the Trump-appointed leader of Voice of America (VOA) erred in his dismissal of six employees, which was likely retaliation against whistleblowers and wrongly stripped some of them of their security [...]

Press Release: Inspector General Clears Six Voice of America Whistleblowers of Wrongdoing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2021 Inspector General Clears Six Voice of America Whistleblowers of Wrongdoing State Department Inspector General Finds Charges Levied by Trump Political Appointees Against Six Senior Executives to be Pretextual, Created to Support Predetermined Decision  WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project applauds the State Department’s Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) recent [...]

2021-07-08T16:58:26-04:00July 8th, 2021|Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|