United States Agency for Global Media

John F. Lansing

CEO, United States Agency for Global Media

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.

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CEO Statement: Cambodian court’s decision is another dangerous incursion on media freedom

Yesterday’s decision to re-investigate two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists has one purpose and one purpose only: to telegraph to the world that a free media is meaningless to the Cambodian government, and its presence must be actively suppressed.

The changing weapons of disinformation

"...we are nothing if not adaptive. The changing world demands from us an agility that allows us to meet the unique needs of truth-starved audiences, no matter the disinformation tactics or restrictions on free media under which they struggle."

On the record


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


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CEO Bennett statement on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

USAGM CEO Amanda Bennett issued the following statement in reflection of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists:

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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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