Pushback as Trump appointee tries to control VOA
Pushback as Trump appointee tries to control VOA

Washington (AFP) – Voice of America’s chief vowed Tuesday to defend the broadcaster’s journalistic independence after an appointee of President Donald Trump said he was removing a “firewall” that prohibits political interference in US-funded media.Michael Pack, the new chief executive officer of the US Agency for Global Media, which supervises VOA, Radio Free Asia, Cuba-focused Radio Marti and other outlets, said the president enjoys “broad latitude in directing the foreign policy of the United States.”He said he was rescinding a regulation prohibiting the CEO’s editorial involvement that had …

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