“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.
This installation in the Fallen Journalist Portrait Series employs the illustrative and narrative style of graphic novels.
This installation in the Fallen Journalist Portrait Series employs wet media drawing on watercolor paper with permanent inks.
United States Agency for Global Media replaces leadership at its other networks sharing freedom of press principles
The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Acting Chief Executive Officer Kelu Chao has replaced the heads of the three U.S.-funded international broadcasting grantees. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA) and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) now have leadership that will promote democracy and other American values abroad.
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.
This installation in the Fallen Journalist Portrait Series employs egg tempera and gesso on a wood panel.
The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) is appalled by North Korea’s execution of a fishing fleet captain for listening to broadcasts by Radio Free Asia (RFA) and other free-media outlets while at sea.
Michael Pack, CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), announced today that veteran civil servant Ted Lipien is returning to U.S. international broadcasting as CEO and President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
This installation in the Fallen Journalist Portrait Series employs grid-based painting and digital art.
“I have always been a firm adherent of VOA’s mission of telling America’s story to the world,” said Mr. Reilly. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to serve VOA again.”
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