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(coverage appears in reverse chronological order)

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  • Politico: Disputed government tech fund chief linked to multilevel marketing companies
  • VOA: Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Press USAGM to Release $20M for Censorship-Evading Tech
  • Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: Trump has pulled out of the global battle for hearts and minds
  • VOA: US Global Internet Freedom Group Says Work Limited by Funding Dispute
  • Washington Post: Bipartisan congressional leaders urge Trump administration to release funds to U.S. Internet freedom organization
  • Washington Post: Trump administration withholds $20 million, crippling international Internet freedom effort, officials say
  • Washington Post: U.S. Internet freedom group alleges harassment by Trump administration continues despite thwarted takeover
  • South China Morning Post: Donald Trump’s new head of US global media purges news outlets’ leaders, raising alarms
  • Houston Chronicle: Trump administration puts the U.S., world’s journalism and reporters at risk
  • Arab News: US court blocks government media chief from replacing board of tech fund
  • Washington Blade: Tech experts fear new US broadcasting chief could jeopardize LGBTQ Internet freedom
  • VOA: US Court Blocks Government Media Chief from Replacing Technology Fund Board
  • Washington Post: Appeals court blocks Trump administration takeover of organization fighting digital censorship and surveillance
  • Techdirt: Court Tells Trumpian Head Of US Agency For Global Media That He Can't Fire People From The Open Tech Fund (At Least For Now)
  • Politico: Appeals court blocks Trump appointee’s takeover of web nonprofit
  • Multichannel News: Court Blocks Pack Replacement of OTF Leadership
  • Bloomberg: Trump Media Agency Chief Blocked in Court Over Mass Firings
  • Politico: Encryption software for dissidents could be collateral damage of budget fight
  • NBC News: China tries to push U.S. tech companies around in Hong Kong. Here's how to push back.
  • VOA: US-Backed 'Backbone of Internet Freedom' Entity Faces Possible Disruption
  • CSIS: Turmoil at U.S. Agency for Global Media Undermines Information Policy for North Korea
  • CBS News: U.S. global media chief plows ahead with changes
  • ABC News: Trump's broadcasting agency chief not extending visas for foreign journalists amid sweeping changes
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Protect the Open Technology Fund
  • VICE: The Trump Administration Is Attacking Critical Internet Privacy Tools
  • Axios: New acting head named at Open Technology Fund after purge
  • New York Times: New Trump Appointee Puts Global Internet Freedom at Risk, Critics Say
  • Reuters: Firings at U.S. non-profit spark concern among digital rights activists
  • VICE: Inside the Plot to Kill the Open Technology Fund
  • AP: Trump allies take aim at his global media chief for firings
  • Law & Crime: After Mass Firings, GOP Senators Threaten to Cut Funding if Trump Appointee Politicizes USAGM’s News Broadcasts
  • Axios: Senators' letter on USAGM purge promises funding review
  • CNBC: Senators to review federal media agency funding after CEO Michael Pack purges staff
  • CyberScoop: Internet freedom activists are concerned a Trump appointee could threaten pro-democracy work abroad
  • Slate: Free the Open Technology Fund
  • TIME: Trump Administration Freezes Funds Intended to Benefit Hong Kong Protesters
  • Technical.ly: Digital rights advocates are calling for the protection of the Open Technology Fund
  • FCW: Wyden disparages purge at Open Technology Fund
  • Vox: The head of US broadcasting is leaning toward pro-Trump propaganda. Biden would fire him.
  • CNBC: Advisor to federal media CEO nominee had no clear experience with agency
  • NPR: Citing A Breached 'Firewall,' Media Leaders Sue U.S. Official Over Firings
  • The Economist: Decapitating America's state-funded media
  • Reuters: House committee calls Trump broadcasting chief to testify
  • The Verge: After OTF takeover, Trump appointee faces pressure from lawmakers and courts
  • Fox News: Trump-appointed head of media agency sued over firings at anti-censorship organization
  • New York Times: Lawsuit Argues Dismissal of Government-Funded Media Employees Was Unlawful
  • CNBC: New directors at federal media agency have ties to anti-LGBT groups, fought pro-transgender policies
  • Axios China: 1 big thing: A push for Falun Gong-backed internet tools
  • The Verge: A new Trump appointee has put internet freedom projects in crisis mode
  • CNBC: Sen. Bob Menendez calls for State Department inspector general to investigate federal media CEO Michael Pack
  • Motherboard: CEO of Open Technology Fund Resigns After Closed-Source Lobbying Effort
  • CNN: 'Wednesday night massacre' as Trump appointee takes over at global media agency
  • New York Times: V.O.A. Directors Resign After Bannon Ally Takes Charge of U.S. Media Agency
  • Breitbart: Trump Global Media Chief Faces GOP Backlash Over Firings
  • Newsweek: Dictators are Besieging Internet Freedom—and Trump Just Opened the Gates
  • Washington Post: After departure of Voice of America editors, new Trump-appointed overseer fires heads of four sister organizations
  • ZDNet: 400 organizations sign open letter to save Open Technology Fund
  • The Atlantic: The Voice of America Will Sound Like Trump
  • CBS News: Trump administration purges news execs from U.S. agency meant to counter disinformation, leaving staff fearing more to come
  • NPR: Trump's New Foreign Broadcasting CEO Fires News Chiefs, Raising Fears Of Meddling
  • MSNBC: Trump stacks US media agency with loyalists led by Bannon acolyte
  • New York Times: New Conservative Media Chief Dismisses Heads of U.S.-Funded News Outlets
  • CNBC: Federal media chief Michael Pack installs Trump loyalists to leadership posts, memo says
  • VOA News: Democratic Lawmakers ‘Outraged’ at New USAGM Chief’s Dismissals
  • TechDirt: Trump's Plan To Turn US Global Media Operations Into State-Sponsored Breitbart... Could Threaten The Open (And Encrypted) Internet
  • Deutsche Welle: Trump-backed US global media agency chief under fire for purge
  • CNN: Lawmakers demand answers on firing spree at global media agency
  • Boston Globe: Trump appointee launches assault on Voice of America, affiliates
  • CNN: Inside the mass firings at the U.S. Agency for Global Media

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