Government Accountability

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 [...]

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 [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Files Whistleblower Complaint Regarding the Retaliatory Actions Taken Against VOA White House Correspondent for Questioning Secretary of State Pompeo During His Visit to VOA Headquarters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2021 Government Accountability Project Files Whistleblower Complaint Regarding the Retaliatory Actions Taken Against VOA White House Correspondent for Questioning  Secretary of State Pompeo During His Visit to VOA Headquarters WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project notified Voice of America (VOA) that the actions taken against VOA Senior White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara [...]

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) [...]

Press Release: Voice of America Whistleblowers Protest “Reassignment” of White House Correspondent After Questioning Secretary of State Pompeo During VOA Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2021 Voice of America Whistleblowers Protest “Reassignment” of White House Correspondent After Questioning Secretary of State Pompeo During VOA Speech WASHINGTON—Today, whistleblowers notified the political leadership of Voice of America (VOA) and its parent agency, the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), that their summary removal of VOA White House [...]

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 [...]

Voice of America: VOA Director Reassigns White House Correspondent

VOA Director Reassigns White House Correspondent This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. In a rebuke from Congress, U.S. Representatives Gregory Meeks of New York and Michael McCaul of Texas chastised the heads of USAGM and Voice of America on Tuesday for reassigning a VOA White House correspondent. Patsy [...]

Voice of America: Pompeo Defends Changes at USAGM Under Trump Appointee

Pompeo Defends Changes at USAGM Under Trump Appointee This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday defended the leadership of the U.S. Agency for Global Media against criticisms that its CEO is trying to turn the news network into a propaganda tool. In [...]

CNN: Pompeo accuses VOA of “demeaning America” in speech that whistleblowers blast as “political propaganda”

Pompeo accuses VOA of "demeaning America" in speech that whistleblowers blast as "political propaganda" This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused the Voice of America news service of "demeaning America" in a speech that a watchdog group criticized as "political propaganda" and a [...]

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