United States Agency for Global Media

John F. Lansing

CEO, Broadcasting Board of Governors

CEO Lansing regularly comments on issues important to U.S. international media via blog posts, tweets, statements, and op-eds. View highlights from each below and visit their archives.

From the CEO

An increasing appetite for objective news: Five takeaways from our audience and impact report

Even in the most restrictive environments, our audiences are willing to buck conventional technology, and authority, to access news and information that allows them to make decisions affecting their lives and futures.

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Protecting journalists protects us all

In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, we honored the journalists killed in pursuit of truth.

Resourcefulness and hope in Cuba

No one should have to live without the free flow of information and dialogue. No self-proclaimed, unelected government should stand in the way of free speech as a universal right for all people.

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On the record

Speeches and Remarks

View transcripts of CEO Lansing’s remarks and statements at each of his appearances since he joined the BBG in September 2015. View All


CEO Statement on Office of Cuba Broadcasting piece on George Soros

It was brought to my attention this weekend that the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), which is overseen by the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), earlier this year aired a video segment about George Soros that is inconsistent with our professional standards and ethics. USAGM networks’ content is required to adhere to the highest standards of professional journalism.

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Seeking justice for murdered journalists

Since 1992, almost 800 journalists have been murdered for nothing more than simply reporting the news. In nine out of ten of these cases, their killers will go unpunished. This grave failure of justice for our fallen colleagues is a travesty. We must not only honor their memory and their brave legacies but also urge governments around the world to immediately end impunity for those who have committed crimes against journalists.

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