United States Agency for Global Media

A man uses his smartphone in a subway train in Moscow

Kremlin’s increasing aggression against RFE/RL unacceptable, USAGM says

“USAGM is very disappointed with the court’s decision, which can only be interpreted as an assault on media freedom and the free flow of information to Russia’s citizens. I have every confidence in RFE/RL as they continue to provide audiences in Russia with access to truthful, impactful reporting,” said USAGM Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kelu Chao.

Abdulrachmann Fatalibey

This installation in the Fallen Journalist Portrait Series employs the illustrative and narrative style of graphic novels.

Mohammad Ilyas Dayee

This installation in the Fallen Journalist Portrait Series employs wet media drawing on watercolor paper with permanent inks.

Biden Administration requests USAGM CEO Pack’s resignation

United States Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack resigned yesterday after being informed by the Biden Administration that he would be removed. President Biden designated longtime USAGM journalist Kelu Chao as acting CEO and former president of Middle East Broadcasting Networks Brian Conniff as deputy director. Robert Reilly has also been removed as VOA director, and Yolanda López has been named as acting director. Deputy VOA director Elizabeth Robbins was also relieved of her duties. Jeffrey Shapiro resigned from his position as director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.

Ogulsapar Muradova

This installation in the Fallen Journalist Portrait Series employs grid-based painting and digital art.