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.
Effective October 1, 2019, Grant Turner, currently USAGM’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of USAGM on an interim basis until the President appoints a Senate-confirmed CEO.
The U.S. Agency for Global Media is announcing the appointment of Steve Capus as Senior Advisor to the CEO. As part of USAGM’s senior management team, Capus will provide expert advice and guidance on all matters involving the Agency’s mission and operations, as well as developing and implementing the Agency’s strategic plan and priorities.
WASHINGTON—The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) leadership today has accepted the resignation of Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) Director Tomás Regalado.
"...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."
The Board of Governors of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) met on September 11, 2019, at the agency’s Washington, D.C. headquarters to review key programming initiatives and distribution strategies. Board Chairman Kenneth Weinstein called for a moment of silence in tribute to the lives forever lost and changed on September 11, 2001, and the sacrifices made by the men and women serving the country since then.
CEO and Director John F. Lansing will be leaving USAGM at the end of September to start the next chapter of his career as the President and CEO of National Public Radio (NPR).
“Make no mistake,” said Lansing, in prepared remarks, “We are living through a global explosion of disinformation, state propaganda, and lies generated by multiple authoritarian regimes around the world. The weaponization of information we are seeing today is real.”
“I am thrilled that the RTDNA’s Edward R. Murrow Awards have recognized the high-caliber reporting that RFE/RL and RFA produce. My heartfelt congratulations go to the skillful journalists and storytellers who offer our global audiences accurate and professional journalism—the bedrock of what we do at USAGM.” - USAGM CEO John F. Lansing.
Just one day after the world marked 30 years since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, the United States Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) Board of Governors met and discussed ways in which its networks not only cover current events, but also help people living in unfree media environments better understand their often government-controlled or buried histories.