The U.S. Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) Board of Governors (Board) conducted a telephonic meeting closed to the public on June 3, 2020.
Democratic backsliding and the public’s demand for reliable sources of information during the coronavirus pandemic in Central and Southeast Europe have made the search for ways to support media freedom more urgent than ever before. Emergency measures enacted in response to the pandemic in Hungary and Bulgaria have created an intimidating environment for journalists and threatened fundamental rights, including the freedom of speech, while Romania’s strict quarantine provisions have led to accusations of official infringements on individual rights and freedoms.
Join the U.S. Agency for Global Media and IREX for an online panel discussion on digital surveillance, censorship, and COVID-19.
To mark World Press Freedom Day, the U.S. Agency for Global Media is holding its first ever Press Freedom Film Festival.
The United States Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) Board of Governors met today at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. The Board reviewed how USAGM and its networks were preparing their workforces for the impact of COVID-19 while keeping their audiences informed about the global pandemic.
Alhurra Television and the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) co-hosted a conference in Tunisia on the impact of media in building peace and reducing conflict in the MENA region. The conference discussed this concept as a way to promote justice and human dignity. With the participation of journalists and media experts from across the Middle East and around the world, the conference took place on December 2nd at the USIP hub in the Tunisian capital, Tunis.
In 2019, Afghanistan marks the 100th anniversary of its declaration of full independence from Britain. Some women also gained new freedoms, including access to education. But women’s rights have swung between extremes under the several regimes that have ruled in Afghanistan since 1919, both repressing and then promoting women’s rights. Now, with peace talks underway with the Taliban, there’s fear the pendulum could swing once more, with hard-won freedoms being rolled back.
The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Board of Governors met yesterday at the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to review key programming initiatives and distribution strategies. The meeting was the first for Grant Turner in his role as USAGM’s CEO and Director.
The United States Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) Board of Governors awarded journalists and staff from each of its five networks yesterday with the David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards. The awards recognize courage, excellence and professionalism in journalism and are given every year to USAGM journalists who demonstrate a commitment to providing accurate news and information that goes above and beyond.