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A controversial U.S. shuffle

International | The new CEO for U.S.-backed international broadcast services shakes things up
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/18/20, 02:25 pm

IN-DEPTH: Michael Pack, the new CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, fired the heads of at least three U.S.-funded global news outlets: Radio Free Asia, Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe, and the Middle East Broadcasting Network. Pack also removed current members of the board of each network to install his own team.

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American sentenced in Moscow

International | Paul Whelan insists the Russians set him up
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/15/20, 12:18 pm

RUSSIA: A Moscow court found Paul Whelan, a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen and former U.S. Marine, guilty of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in prison in a case the U.S.

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Progress and regress on the international religious freedom front

International | State Department report to inform President Trump’s executive order
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/11/20, 04:38 pm

GLOBAL: The State Department released its 2019 Report on International Religious Freedom, which is expected to help form an action plan for President Donald Trump’s June 2 executive order on international religious freedom.

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