Government Agency not Extending Visas for Foreign Journalists

The Voice of America (VOA), America’s multimedia agency that broadcasts neutral news to audiences around the world, where independent media coverage is lacking, is not extending visas for foreign journalists who work for the organization.

According to The Hill:

Foreign reporters who work for Voice of America (VOA) will not get their visas extended once they expire, according to an NPR report.

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NPR, citing three anonymous sources, said Michael Pack, the CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), has signaled he will not approve the visa renewals. USAGM, formerly the Broadcasting Board of Governors, is the agency that runs state-owned media, including VOA.

Pack was first tagged for the top job by President Trump in 2018, but was only confirmed by the Senate this June.

The decision not to renew visas could hobble VOA’s operations, as the media conglomerate depends on native speakers of foreign languages to produce its content.

Foreign rivals have criticized the agency as producing pro-America propaganda.

 

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Ron
Ron
1 month ago

Great decision, VOA has turned in to an anti American, globalist bunch of lies & propaganda, most of which is designed to make the US look bad, while hiding the legitimate bad information regarding countries like China, Iran, etc. Just like many of the current major organizations & groups, it is past time to either restructure them with mostly new employees & guidelines, or completely shut them down for good.

Clarence Hamm
29 days ago
Reply to  Ron

So much truth in simple paragraph, thanks!

Oldclimber
Oldclimber
29 days ago

If VOA has become like so many other governmental agencies, with 90% Demorat, liberal, anarchist, anti-American, un-fireable, Communist apparatchiks, then why not disband the whole structure and start over ?

Donald Pugh Sr
Donald Pugh Sr
29 days ago

VOA has become anti-American propaganda and should be shut down or revamped to a valid pro American mission!

WILLIAM FLYNN
29 days ago

EXACTLY the right decision !!! There are plenty of “journalists” here already !

ION
ION
29 days ago

When will the time come for the USA to get rid of the liberal terrorist conglomerate: AP, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, WASHINGTON POST, NEW YORK TIMES …….?

Kestutis P.
Kestutis P.
29 days ago

America need Point-Blank on George Soros and get rid of him…, along with CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC…etc. In my opinion remove Lib and Demo because those party are the KEY of Socialism Party…, otherwise might as well join Communist Party and be partner with Russia as brotherhood. “journalism” are already twisted mind set to manipulated FAKE NEWS and spread the World with full of LIES!!!! America must remove EVIL people and send them to HELL…!!

cynthia brown
29 days ago

Our President is trying to isolate this country

Katherine
Katherine
29 days ago

Now, sir, please have the feckless do-nothing FCC justify all the money spent on them. Americans are being force-fed lies by the six owners of all MSM and the FCC does NOTHING? How can it be possible for Americans to experience the same treatment of propaganda like the citizens of the USSR were fed a diet of? What is the difference between our MSM and PRAVDA! PLEASE make these federal agencies move OUT of DC and DO THEIR JOBS! Just like the FEC who is running out the clock on the biggest federal campaign fraud in American history — the case of “Hillary for America” and Hillary Clinton. If anyone is interested go read their lame excuses on the FEC website. Despicable. And WE ARE PAYING FOR THESE AGENCIES TO UNDERMINE THE CONSTITUTION. WHY???