US Agency for Global Media Targets Its Own Journalists' Independence

A regulatory "firewall" intended to protect Voice of America and its affiliated newsrooms from political interference in their journalism was swept aside by Michael Pack, a Trump appointee who assumed leadership of the US Agency for Global Media in June. He wrote that he acted to eliminate policies that were "harmful to the agency and the US national interest." And Pack argued they had interfered with his mandate "to support the foreign policy of the United States." The move set off a firestorm.

U.S. Agency Targets Its Own Journalists' Independence Background on rescinding a so-called “firewall rule” (USAGM) Trump appointee sweeps aside rule that ensured ‘firewall’ at Voice of America (Washington Post)