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Biden's USAGM transition team leader is Richard Stengel, an MSNBC political analyst and former managing editor at Time magazine. A Biden transition spokesperson did not return a request for comment. Names to replace Pack that have been floated to Biden agency review members include Grant Turner, who was once USAGM's acting CEO, this person said. The Biden team also conferred with Steve Capus, a former senior advisor at USAGM, who was ousted at the start of Pack's tenure. A spokeswoman for NPR did not deny that Lansing spoke to Biden's transition team and declined to comment further.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Donald Trump –, what's, Richard Stengel, Barack Obama's, Biden, Harris, Jen Psaki, Stengel, Trump, Michael Pack, Biden's, VOA's, Steve Bannon, Grant Turner, John Lansing, Lansing, Steve Capus, Capus, Tom Brokaw Organizations: U.S . Agency for Global Media, MSNBC, Time, Biden, NBC, Trump, Senate, Radio Free, Radio Liberty, Middle East Broadcasting Network, Radio Free Asia, of America, National Public Radio, White House, National Public, Pack, CBS News, NPR, of, CNBC Locations: Radio Free Europe, USAGM, of America
Judge rules against Trump global media chief after firings
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The ruling effectively bars U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack from making personnel decisions and interfering in editorial operations. Pack, a conservative filmmaker, Trump ally and onetime associate of former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon, made no secret of his intent to shake up the agency after taking over in June. In July, Pack had ordered an investigation into the posting of a video package featuring now President-elect Joe Biden on a VOA website. Fourteen senior VOA journalists sent a letter to management in August protesting Pack’s actions, including the dismissal of foreign journalists and his comments denigrating VOA staff, which they said were endangering their colleagues and the international broadcaster’s credibility. The global media agency did not immediately respond to a written request for comment on the ruling.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Donald Trump’s, Michael Pack, Trump, Steve Bannon, Pack, , Beryl Howell, Pak, Joe Biden, Biden ”, ” Lee Crain Organizations: of, U.S . Agency for Global Media, Radio Free, Radio Liberty, Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Open Technology Fund, VOA, Republicans, District of Columbia, Broadcasting, of Governors, Locations: Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia, U.S
(CNN) The chief executive of the agency that oversees Voice of America and his team must stop investigating and interfering with the journalists employed there, a federal judge ruled Friday. In a 76-page ruling , US District Judge Beryl Howell found that Michael Pack , CEO of the US Agency for Global Media, and his team violated the First Amendment rights of its journalists. She also found that Pack and his team showed an "extensive pattern of penalizing those USAGM and network employees whom defendants regard as insufficiently supportive of President Trump." The ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by five senior executives at USAGM whom Pack had fired or suspended in August. "Defendants' extensive pattern of penalizing those USAGM and network employees whom defendants regard as insufficiently supportive of President Trump has resulted in the termination, discipline, and investigation of multiple employees and journalists," the judge wrote in her ruling.
Persons: Beryl Howell, Michael Pack, President Trump, Pack, Read Organizations: CNN, America, US Agency for Global Media
Under Trump, the United States has been missing in action — and worse — in the fight for human rights and democracy. The issues with the UN Human Rights CouncilIn the absence of the United States, China — along with Russia and others — recently have been elected to the United Nations' Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The US should rejoin, and bolster the human rights defenders who successfully defeated Saudi Arabia's cynical bid for the UNHRC Council. Two think tanks (Center for American Progress and Human Rights First) recently published separate blueprints for a new human rights-centered approach to foreign policy. "After healing the US and restoring democracy there, I hope that Biden will join forces with Europe for democracy and human rights.
Persons: Joe Biden, Trump, Belarus Natalia Kaliada, Biden, Cynthia Schneider, Joe Biden's, Rather, Clinton —, Slobodan Milošević, Radovan Karadžić, Lockerbie, Kim Jung, Michael Pack, Gong, , — Abdel Fattah El, Mohamed Bin Salman's, Jamal Khashoggi, Alexander Navalny, Natalia Kaliada, Ben Rhodes, Kaliada Organizations: UN Human Rights Council, Georgetown University, Former, Scottish, Pan, United States, CNN, Trump, US Agency for Global Media, Open Technology Fund, UN Human Rights, United Nations, Human Rights, Saudi, UNHRC Council, United, Washington Post, Belarus Free Theatre, Creative, American Progress, Biden Locations: Belarus, Netherlands, United States, America, Former Yugoslavia, United, Russia, Nigeria, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Egypt, Europe
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