Washington Free Beacon on USAGM

VOA Fires Two More Reporters for Chinese Dissident Interview

May 23, 2019  By Bill Gertz. Fred Wang and Robert Li, veteran VOA reporters with the Chinese language branch, were notified May 15 by the U.S. Agency for Global Media …

Corker Bill Aimed at Undermining Trump’s Broadcasting Chief Dies

Jan 3, 2019   By Susan Crabtree. It also gives the board a veto in the hiring and firing of the VOA head and all other top officials of the related agencies, including Radio Free …

Royce: USAGM, VOA Management Must Be Strengthened

Dec 22, 2018  By Susan Crabtree. In fact, a review of six VOA language services found at least 860 Smith-Mundt violations over a two-year period. The violations continued even …

Conservative Senators Fight Corker Bill Aimed At ‘Neutering …

Dec 18, 2018   By Susan Crabtree. However, several conservative senators are committed to stopping it, worried that it would prevent Pack from firing any top officials at the VOA …


Corker, Menendez Push Effort to ‘Neuter’ Trump’s Broadcasting Chief

Nov 30, 2018  By Susan Crabtree. Critics say the Menendez measure would prevent Pack from firing any top officials at the VOA and related agencies, including Amanda Bennett, …

Royce Urges Trump to Initiate BBG, VOA Reforms by Naming New …

Mar 21, 2018 … Susan Crabtree. A longtime critic of the Broadcasting Board of Governors is throwing his weight behind efforts to replace the Obama-era leaders still running the …

Partisan Tensions Bubble Over at BBG, VOA as Trump Delays …

Mar 5, 2018  By Susan Crabtree. Conservative critics complain that BBG’s $684 million budget is being used to undermine Trump’s agenda at home and abroad.

VOA to Fire Three Employees Over Controversial Radio Interview

Nov 15, 2017 … By Bill Gertz. VOA has notified three employees of its Chinese language division that it plans to fire them for conducting an interview with a Chinese …

Think Tank Cancels Talk by Chinese Dissident Under Pressure from …

Oct 4, 2017  By Bill Gertz. In April, the VOA cut off a live Chinese-language radio interview with Guo after an hour and 19 minutes and suspended four VOA employees.


Congress Seeks IG Probe of VOA China Interview

Jun 15, 2017  By Bill Gertz. Congress Seeks IG Probe of VOA China Interview. Tillerson denies China pressured US to cut short broadcast of exiled Chinese businessman.


China Intervenes to Block Businessman From Revealing Spying …

May 23, 2017  By Bill Gertz.  Four VOA employees were suspended last month after more than an hour of the radio’s exclusive interview with billionaire businessman Guo …

Dissidents Demand Investigation Into Iran’s Secret U.S. Lobbying …

Feb 20, 2017  By Adam Kredo. The letter cites VOA’s Persian service as a source of pro-Iran corruption. The Free Beacon has reported multiple times on claims that VOA has …