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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:32 PM

VOA journalists protest new US global media chief's moves

Source: Associated Press

MATTHEW LEE
, AP Diplomatic Writer
Aug. 31, 2020
Updated: Aug. 31, 2020 11:12 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of journalists at Voice of America is protesting moves made by the U.S.-funded outlet’s new chief that they say are endangering their colleagues and the international broadcaster’s credibility as a news source.

In a letter to VOA management sent on Monday, 14 senior VOA journalists expressed deep concern and profound disappointment with steps U.S. Agency for Global Media head Michael Pack has taken that they say also threaten to harm American national security.

The signatories said they were “compelled to express our profound disappointment with the actions and comments of the chief executive officer of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which endanger the personal security of VOA reporters at home and abroad, as well as threatening to harm U.S. national security objectives.”

They cited a litany of moves they deemed problematic including a purge of AGM executives, the dismissal of foreign journalists and comments Pack has made denigrating VOA and its sister outlets along with their employees since he took over in early June. At least 16 foreign VOA journalists will be forced to leave the country in the coming weeks unless their visas are renewed.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/entertainment/article/VOA-journalists-protest-new-US-global-media-15527252.php

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 05:10 PM

1. Treasonous motherfuckers. More evidence. Lock 'em up

This helps nobody but Putin AKA Fearless Leader. Where's Rocky & Bullwinkle?

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 06:15 PM

2. the tRump cancer continues to spread. nt

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