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USAGM Withholds Congressionally Allocated Funds from the Open Technology Fund; Non-Profit Forced to Issue Stop-Work Orders (Press Release)

Last updated: 2020-08-05 17:14

OTF has been forced to issue stop-work orders to the vast majority of its projects due to new U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) CEO Michael Pack’s arbitrary decision to withhold $20 million in Congressionally allocated internet freedom funds from the DC-based non-profit.

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Open Technology Fund’s Board of Directors; Grants Injunction Halting Attempts at Political Takeover of Independent Non-Profit (Press Release)

Last updated: 2020-07-21 22:55

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted OTF's motion for injunction pending appeal in its lawsuit challenging new U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) CEO Michael Pack’s attempted purge of the non-profit’s Board of Directors and key officers.

DC Attorney General Alleges New USAGM CEO Michael Pack Illegally Replaced the Open Technology Fund’s Board of Directors; Files Lawsuit to Protect Independent Non-Profit (Press Release)

Last updated: 2020-07-21 01:25

The Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Karl A. Racine, has filed a lawsuit against new US Agency for Global Media (USAGM) CEO Michael Pack to put an end to Pack’s reckless actions and reinstall OTF’s original expert, bipartisan, and independent Board of Directors.

Summer Showdown at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

Last updated: 2020-07-16 16:05

Lawsuit challenging attack on OTF by new USAGM CEO Pack secures expedited briefing schedule at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals; seeks immediate injunctive relief.

The Fight To Save Internet Freedom Continues

Last updated: 2020-07-08 23:23

Legal case filed by OTF and Members of the Board advances on appeal as new USAGM CEO Pack attempts to install individual with no technical experience to lead OTF.

Open Technology Fund and Board Members File Suit in Federal Court Against Trump Appointee for Unlawful Violation of Independence (Press Release)

Last updated: 2020-06-24 01:22

The Open Technology Fund (OTF), an independent non-profit grantee of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), and members of the organization’s Board of Directors have filed a complaint in the District Court of the District of Columbia seeking injunctive relief to nullify recent attempts to dismiss OTF officers and directors.

Hundreds of Internet Freedom Groups from Around the Globe Call on U.S. Government to Save the Open Technology Fund (Press Release)

Last updated: 2020-06-22 19:35

More than 400 groups, along with thousands of technologists and internet-freedom activists from throughout the world, have sent a letter to the U.S. Congress protesting detrimental moves by the newly installed leadership at the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM).