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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:35 AM

VOA reassigns reporter after she sought to question Pompeo

Paul Farhi
Jan. 12, 2021 at 1:30 a.m. EST

The director of Voice of America ordered the reassignment of a reporter for the international news organization after she sought to ask questions of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a VOA-sponsored appearance on Monday, according to several people who attended the event.

Patsy Widakuswara, who covers the White House for VOA, was ordered off the beat by Director Robert Reilly after firing questions at Pompeo after his speech and a brief Q&A session conducted by Reilly ...

Reilly, a former VOA director and conservative writer, was appointed to head the government-funded agency last month by Michael Pack ...

Pack ... has replaced experienced managers with loyalists and has asserted his right to influence editorial judgments, despite regulations prohibiting political influence over news produced by the agencies ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/voice-of-america-reporter-demoted-pompeo/2021/01/12/caa1b22c-5496-11eb-a08b-f1381ef3d207_story.html

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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:39 AM

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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:37 AM

2. Pompeo trumpets in speech to VOA

By MATTHEW LEE
yesterday

... Less than a week after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to subvert the results of an election that saw President-elect Joe Biden win, Pompeo told staff at the Voice of America that America retains the credibility and standing to defend democratic values abroad ...

Pompeo’s speech reaffirmed his loyalty to Trump ...

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-michael-pence-foreign-policy-coronavirus-pandemic-0e5a3315b2690f7dd183cdb467db97a8

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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:38 AM

3. Pompeo defends shake-up at VOA

Jan. 11, 2021, 6:28 PM EST
By Dan De Luce

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended a controversial shake-up at the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded broadcasters Monday, lavishing praise on a new CEO who has been rebuked by judges and accused by lawmakers of trampling on journalistic independence ...

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/pompeo-defends-shake-voice-america-n1253808

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