Kremlin Escalates Fight With U.S.-Funded Journalists, Officials Say

The fight over the future of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has significant implications for press freedom across Russia.

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When Covid Hit, China Was Ready to Tell Its Version of the Story

The government has been using its money and power to create an alternative to a global news media dominated by outlets like the BBC and CNN.

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Biden Team Rushes to Take Over Government, and Oust Trump Loyalists

President Biden named nearly all of his cabinet secretaries and their immediate deputies before he took office, but his real grasp on the levers of power has come several layers down.

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Biden Administration Removes Trump Allies from U.S.-Funded News Outlets

The Trump administration had been accused of trying to turn the federally funded news agencies into partisan mouthpieces for his presidency.

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While America Looks Away, Autocrats Crack Down on Digital News Sites

Independent journalism is on the defensive, from Hungary to Malaysia.

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Trump Appointee Might Not Extend Visas for Foreign Journalists at V.O.A.

The action could be a blow to the news-gathering abilities of Voice of America, an independently operated media agency funded by the government.

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New Trump Appointee Puts Global Internet Freedom at Risk, Critics Say

A battle involving Michael Pack and a U.S.-funded tech group revolves around software from Falun Gong, the secretive, anti-Beijing spiritual movement with pro-Trump elements.

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New Boss May Test Voice of America’s Credibility

Over 280 million people a week depend on the V.O.A. for news. Its independence is why it is so trusted.

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V.O.A. Directors Resign After Bannon Ally Takes Charge of U.S. Media Agency

Amanda Bennett and Sandra Sugawara told Voice of America employees that they had offered their resignations to Michael Pack, a conservative activist pushed by President Trump.

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District of Columbia Is Investigating Trump Nominee to Lead Media Agency

The announcement was a significant setback in the effort to quickly confirm Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker President Trump has personally lobbied to install.

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Michael Pack: Trump Pushes for Senate to Confirm Conservative to Run Voice of America

A key Senate committee has scheduled a vote on the long-stalled nomination of Michael Pack, an ally of Stephen K. Bannon, to run the agency in charge of the Voice of America. Employees are worried.

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