U.S. Agency for Global Media - USAGM

U.S. Agency for Global Media - USAGM Our mission is to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) encompasses all U.S.

civilian international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Radio and TV Martí, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN)—Radio Sawa and Alhurra Television, and the Open Technology Fund (OTF). USAGM broadcasters distribute programming in 62 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 354 million people via radio, TV, the internet and other new media. USAGM works to serve as an example of a free and professional press, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.

Mission: To promote freedom and democracy and to enhance understanding through multimedia communication of accurate, objective, and balanced news, information, and other programming about America and the world to audiences overseas.

Operating as usual

01/25/2021
VOA Hausa

Last month, VOA Hausa hosted a special Facebook Live on the recent protests in Nigeria condemning police violence. “We are enjoying your news and we are with you every time,” VOA Hausa fan Saidu Kurminkogi posted. VOA’s coverage has included reporting from Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, and Abuja.

#ZaurenVoaHausa "ENDSARS" Kashi na biyu#03

President Biden names veteran journalist as acting USAGM CEO. Check out the latest other personnel changes just announce...
01/21/2021
Biden Administration requests USAGM CEO Pack's resignation

President Biden names veteran journalist as acting USAGM CEO. Check out the latest other personnel changes just announced. https://loom.ly/Q20WCdM

United States Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack resigned yesterday after being informed by the Biden Administration that he would be removed. President Biden designated longtime USAGM journalist Kelu Chao as acting CEO and former president of Middle East Broadcasting Networks Brian Conniff as...

Check out @RFERL's Kyrgyz Service investigative series to learn how a former #Kyrgyz customs official is under investiga...
01/19/2021
RFE/RL corruption probe in Kyrgyzstan prompts government action

Check out @RFERL's Kyrgyz Service investigative series to learn how a former #Kyrgyz customs official is under investigation after amassing vast riches from an illegal smuggling scheme. https://loom.ly/kJm21Ts

As a result of a new investigative series by a U.S. Agency for Global Media network, a former Kyrgyz customs official and his family are under investigation after they amassed vast riches from an illegal smuggling scheme and then poured their wealth into Kyrgyzstan politics.

USAGM CEO Michael Pack's full interview on the American Thought Leaders podcast is available here: https://loom.ly/zDKPM...
01/18/2021

USAGM CEO Michael Pack's full interview on the American Thought Leaders podcast is available here: https://loom.ly/zDKPMds

01/16/2021
More from USAGM CEO Michael Pack's interview on the American Thought Leaders podcast here: https://loom.ly/zDKPMds
01/15/2021

More from USAGM CEO Michael Pack's interview on the American Thought Leaders podcast here: https://loom.ly/zDKPMds

Timeline Photos
01/09/2021

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01/04/2021
Radio Televizija BN

VOA Bosnian employed state-of-the-art forensic and journalistic expertise to debunk claims by a corrupt official that a recording that appears to indicate his involvement in influence-peddling was “deep fake.”

The service’s fact-based report, using sophisticated audio forensic analysis, was picked up by prominent local media outlets and widely shared on social media. Bosnia’s BNTV station aired a TV package in its prime-time newscast referencing VOA’s reporting. The report was also accepted by the official himself, Milan Tegeltija, president of Bosnia's top judicial body, who subsequently offered his resignation.

Tehničku analizu uradio je inžinjer zvuka Glasa Amerike u Washingtonu. Rezultati ukazuju da se telefonski razgovor čije postojanje Tegeltija negira ipak desio.

Više na: https://www.rtvbn.com/3997295/tehnicka-analiza-voa-dokazala-tegeltijin-glas

Amerika Ovozi
12/18/2020

Amerika Ovozi

Biznes jurnalistika: AQSh Global Media Agentligining Toshkentdagi seminarining ikkinchi kuni. O’zbekiston va Amerika hukumatlari quvvatlagan treningda butun respublikadan qariyb 40 jurnalist ishtirok etmoqda. E’tibor iqtisodiyotni qanday yoritishda, xususan korrupsiyaga qarshi kurashda OAV rolini oshirishda.

#humanrightsday - Every day USAGM and its networks play a critical role in support of human rights through our journalis...
12/10/2020

#humanrightsday - Every day USAGM and its networks play a critical role in support of human rights through our journalism. Today, we reaffirm our commitment to its pursuit around the world.

#humanrights #article19 #journalism #pressfreedom #news

USAGM welcomes Robert R. Reilly as Director of the Voice of America, a position he previously held from 2001 to 2002. Le...
12/09/2020
Robert R. Reilly returns to role of VOA Director

USAGM welcomes Robert R. Reilly as Director of the Voice of America, a position he previously held from 2001 to 2002.

Learn more: https://loom.ly/7YlUniE

"I have always been a firm adherent of VOA's mission of telling America's story to the world," said Mr. Reilly. "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to serve VOA again."

12/03/2020

Journalist @MMoskalkov reported on the difficulties persons w/ hearing impairments have faced through this pandemic. On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we're sharing more of the coverage by our networks.

12/03/2020

Today marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Our networks have continuously brought the stories of people with disabilities to our audiences around the world, sharing the important role they play in their communities.

12/02/2020

Today we recognize the courage, integrity, and professionalism of our journalists who take great risks to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.

The annual Burke Awards begins at 10 am: https://loom.ly/GChm-OE

As we mark World AIDS Day, our RFE/RL team reports on a worrying trend. Newly diagnosed HIV cases have increased by 19% ...
12/01/2020
Health Agencies Warn Of Undiagnosed HIV Cases In Eastern Europe, Central Asia

As we mark World AIDS Day, our RFE/RL team reports on a worrying trend. Newly diagnosed HIV cases have increased by 19% over the last decade in parts of Europe and Central Asia – and the number of people living in the region with undiagnosed HIV is increasing.

That data comes from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization, which are urging countries in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia to increase HIV testing.

Read more from RFE/RL: https://loom.ly/HHM7IUE

The EU's disease control agency and the World Health Organization (WHO) are calling for more HIV testing as many infected people are diagnosed too late, especially in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

11/19/2020

Tonight, RFE/RL contributor Svetlana Prokopyeva will be honored at the 2020 International Press Freedom Awards ceremony.

Prokopyevais a freelance contributor to RFE/RL's Russian Service, known as Radio Svoboda. A Russian court in July found her guilty of “justifying terrorism.” The case was widely criticized by USAGM, RFE/RL, and others.

Learn more about Prokopyeva’songoing story: https://loom.ly/RP8Jop0

Congratulations Svetlana on your well-deserved recognition!

Today, USAGM condemned the November 12 car bombing in Afghanistan that killed Mohammad Ilyas Dayee, a journalist with @R...
11/12/2020
USAGM condemns killing of RFE/RL journalist in Afghanistan

Today, USAGM condemned the November 12 car bombing in Afghanistan that killed Mohammad Ilyas Dayee, a journalist with @RFERL, and injured three others.

https://loom.ly/9qq18VI

Today, U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) condemned the November 12 car bombing in Afghanistan that killed Mohammad Ilyas Dayee, a journalist with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), and injured three others.

The vote counting continues in the U.S. and so does USAGM networks’ election coverage. Here’s a look at some of our corr...
11/06/2020

The vote counting continues in the U.S. and so does USAGM networks’ election coverage. Here’s a look at some of our correspondents in action.

📸1️⃣: VOA Uzbek journalist Navbahor Imamova reports outside the White House to audiences in Uzbekistan.

📸2️⃣: An affiliate in North Macedonia gets a live report from VOA Macedonia correspondent Jane Bojadzievski (right).

📸3️⃣: VOA Mandarin Service White House correspondent Paris Huang (right) provides live election updates from outside the White House to Formosa TV news in Taiwan.

📸4️⃣: Alhurra anchor Yousef Alkhaldi provided result updates on election night as part of MBN’s extensive coverage to the Middle East.

📸5️⃣: VOA Spanish correspondent Celia Mendonza (right) provides a live update to an affiliate in Colombia while reporting from Wilmington, Delaware.

#news #voa #alhurra #media #journalism #2020election

11/05/2020

Iskandar Khatloni was a news correspondent with RFE/RL's Tajik Service covering politically sensitive issues in the former #SovietUnion, including human rights abuses in #Chechnya.

Khatloni was attacked in his apartment by unidentified assailants who hit him in the head with an ax. In the months before his death, he had been reporting on government corruption and drug trafficking in #Tajikistan.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Iskandar Khatloni was a well-known poet, so his connection to words goes even further.

Our Fallen Journalist Portrait Project series started with a word cloud—a computer-generated representation of one of Khatloni’s poems. This word cloud was then combined with a hand-drawn, computer-colored image of the journalist. Then, using Photoshop, the words of the poem were distorted to appear as if they were projected on the portrait.

It was a long night for our networks, with a long week ahead as votes are counted in battleground states. USAGM networks...
11/04/2020

It was a long night for our networks, with a long week ahead as votes are counted in battleground states. USAGM networks provided extensive coverage as the results came in, with expert analysis in language and more.
Check out the team hard at work!

📸1️⃣: VOA Afghan Service journalist Mir Abdul Q. Moshref reports from outside a polling station in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

📸2️⃣: VOA White Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara stands outside the White House on November 4 with updates that are shared throughout VOA.

📸3️⃣: VOA Portuguese journalist Mayra De Lassalette broadcasts to the Lusophone countries in Africa with updates on the 2020 Election results.

📸4️⃣: A reporter with MBN's radio network Sawa provides on-air updates of the #2020Elections to the Arabic-speaking world.

📸5️⃣: Two VOA Serbian Service reporters stand outside the U.S. Capitol on #ElectionDay preparing to join the service's affiliates @rtcg_me in Montenegro and @newsmaxadriabg in Serbia.

#📸6️⃣: VOA Spanish reporter Celia Mendoza offered updates from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, where Vice President Joe Biden watched the election returns.

📸7️⃣: Alhurra Television's extensive Arabic-language coverage of the 2020 Election results included real-time analysis to more than 17.5 million viewers.

📸8️⃣: VOA China provided live updates of the 2020 Election results. The special coverage continues as the votes are counted across the country.

📸9️⃣: VOA Somali Service reporter Maxamuud Mascadde interviews voters outside a polling station in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

📸🔟: VOA Urdu reporter Sarah Zaman provides extensive analysis from VOA's Studio 48 to Pakistan, including FATA, the Pakistani diaspora in the Middle East, Europe, and the Urdu-speaking population in India and around the world.

#election2020 #news #media #journalism #coverage #international

Audiences around the world, including in some of the most press-restricted countries, are turning to USAGM networks for ...
11/03/2020

Audiences around the world, including in some of the most press-restricted countries, are turning to USAGM networks for comprehensive coverage of the U.S. 2020 presidential elections. Today, journalists from USAGM networks are fanning out across the U.S. gathering voters' opinions, offering a firsthand view of the U.S. democratic process.

Our networks' continuing election coverage to our worldwide audience of 350 million people is available on all of our networks' websites.

Here's a look at our coverage leading up to today.

📸1️⃣: Alhurra TV correspondent Michel Ghandour provided updates from a polling station in Charlotte, North Carolina, to the network's Arabic-speaking audience.

📸2️⃣: VOA Spanish correspondent Celia Mendonza covered the Vice-Presidential Debate that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 6, 2020.

📸3️⃣: VOA Africa's Salem Solomon joined VOA affiliate KTN in Kenya to discuss the 2020 election in a broadcast on November 3, 2020.

📸4️⃣: VOA Hausa reporter Binta Yero (right) after interviewing a chief judge responsible for operating a polling place in Arundel High School, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on November 3, 2020.

📸5️⃣: VOA Swahili’s BMJ Muriithi stationed outside a polling station in the Washington, D.C., area on November 3, 2020.

📸6️⃣: VOA China's White House correspondent Paris Huang hosted special coverage of the September 29, 2020, debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

📸7️⃣: Alhurra TV correspondent Abdelrahman Elbardisi outside a voting location in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2020.

#2020election🇺🇸 #news #electioncoverage #media #journalists #pressfreedom

11/02/2020

Today is the Intl Day to #EndImpunity for Crimes Against Journalists. We call for the end of impunity for all crimes against journalists and for perpetrators to be held accountable.

https://loom.ly/s4Aa2Pc

#TruthNeverDies

On #WorldCitiesDay, we're sharing some of the striking images of cities that will be published in the 2021 VOA calendar,...
10/31/2020

On #WorldCitiesDay, we're sharing some of the striking images of cities that will be published in the 2021 VOA calendar, which is only available for overseas audiences.

The complete 2021 calendar is available to view on www.insidevoa.com

📸1️⃣: New York City, NY

📸2️⃣: Seattle, WA

📸3️⃣: St. Louis, MO

📸4️⃣: Los Angeles, CA

📸5️⃣: Miami, FL

For USAGM networks, the creation of the internet provided U.S. international broadcasting with a new avenue of communica...
10/29/2020

For USAGM networks, the creation of the internet provided U.S. international broadcasting with a new avenue of communication, one that complimented program delivery through direct and affiliate broadcasting. Although far from universal technology at the time, particularly in the developing world, the internet gave us opportunities, particularly to reach decision-makers and other elites.

The internet allowed our networks to further our mission of informing, engaging, and connecting people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.

In celebration of Internet Day, we’re looking back at the early versions of our networks’ internet presence.

#internetday #news #journalism #website

10/24/2020
Fallen Journalists Portrait Project - Alisher Saipov

On October 24, 2007, Alisher Saipov, an ethnic Uzbek journalist who was a correspondent for the VOA and contributor to RFE/RL, was shot to death in broad daylight while waiting for a taxi with a friend outside his office. In the weeks before his death, Saipov had believed he was being trailed by Uzbek security services and stated that he had heard a rumor that Uzbek officials had placed a bounty on his head.

In this installment of our Fallen Journalist Portrait Project series, Sapipov is honored through Graffiti stencil. This art form is by its nature confrontational and rebellious, if not illegal. Authored by the anonymous and the powerless, it seeks to tell unwelcome truths in a public setting.

It is the perfect art form to portray young Alisher Saipov, who was murdered for exposing unwelcome stories of corruption. Saipov is remembered on the anniversary of his death by thousands, and his image and name are symbols of resistance.

Learn more about our series: https://loom.ly/s4Aa2Pc

10/15/2020

TV and Radio Martí are providing unique and unbiased coverage of a campaign recently launched by the League of Independent Farmers and the Cuban chapter of the Latin American Federation of Rural Women (FLAMUR). The campaign called “Sin campo no hay pais” (Without farming, no free country) urges the government to lift what it calls “internal blockades” and allow farmers to free produce, sell and distribute their produce. The pandemic has strained already difficult food production systems and without changes, this campaign argues, famine could strike the island.

10/15/2020

Rural women make up a quarter of the world’s population, and the global pandemic is affecting them in unique and disproportionate ways. USAGM networks provide important reporting for and about women living in rural areas.

From Radio Free Asia:

During the good times, Kayan women were popular attractions in the northern Thai tourist city of Chiang Mai. Now they’re once again working in the fields in rural Myanmar. This RFA report looks at how the pandemic has affected the lives of these women and explores the perspective of young women, some of whom are questioning the ancient practice.

Congratulations to VOA and RFA on their recent awards! To learn more, visit the #linkinbio.#documentary #iraq #voa #digi...
10/14/2020

Congratulations to VOA and RFA on their recent awards! To learn more, visit the #linkinbio.

#documentary #iraq #voa #digitalstorytelling #journalist #socialmedia #girlchild #rfa #china

10/12/2020

Explaining American culture is an important aspect of some USAGM programming. @alhurra’s breathtaking explanation of Columbus Day was short-listed for the Best Use of Technology by the New York Festivals last year and provided audiences with a captivating look at the American drive for exploration.

Happy #WorldTeachersDay! To mark this important date, we’re highlighting the amazing work by VOA’s Learning English (@vo...
10/05/2020

Happy #WorldTeachersDay! To mark this important date, we’re highlighting the amazing work by VOA’s Learning English (@voalearningenglish).

The Service not only creates valuable teaching tools for instructors and students around the world, but also provides training for #English teachers around the world.

In February of this year, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (@unhcr), Learning English traveled to the #Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, #Bangladesh. The VOA instructors offered six days of intensive training on teaching techniques and methods for 100 selected English teachers.

Want to learn more about Learning English’s work? Check out our stories.

📸: Laurie Moy

09/23/2020
Fallen Journalist Portrait Project - Leonid Karas

The earliest recorded name goes back to Samaria in 3000 BC, long before the earliest recorded portrait. The power of a remembered name to conjure a person is a power that has been long known. In this faux quilt, the name of Leonid Karas, who was murdered almost 70 years ago, is preserved against a map of Europe at the time of his death: a world divided into East and West at height of the Cold War.

Learn more about our Fallen Journalists Portrait Project series: https://loom.ly/s4Aa2Pc

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The United States Agency of Global Media (USAGM) encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB)—Radio and TV Martí , Radio Free Asia (RFA) and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN)—Radio Sawa and Alhurra Television. USAGM broadcasters distribute programming in 61 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 350 million people via radio, TV, the internet and other new media. USAGM works to serve as an example of a free and professional press, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.


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The Russian news agency Sputnik that the helicopter had crashed inside the base of the oil-rich city of Al-Shaddadah, south of Al-Hasakah.
နိုင်ငံတော်၏အတိုင်ပင်ခံပုဂ္ဂိုလ်ဒေါ်အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည် နှင့်မြန်မာ့ဒီမိုကရေအ​ရေးလှုပ်ရှားနေသူများအားရည် ရွယ်ချက်ရှိရှိဖြင့်တိုက်ခိုက်နေသော သန်းလွင်ထွန်း ( ဗွီအိုအေဌာနမှူး)အား အရေးယူပေးရန် တိုင်ကြားခြင်း ကန်ပိမ်းတွင် မြန်မာ့နိုင်ငံရေး အေးအေးချမ်းချမ်းဖြင့် ဒီမိုကရေစီပန်းတိုင်အရောက် လှမ်းစေနိုင်ရန်အလို့ငှာ ပူးပေါင်းပါဝင်ပေးပါ။ ပန်ကြားလွှာ ဗွီအိုအေ (မြန်မာပိုင်း) ဌာနမှုး သန်းလွင်ထွန်း ပညာရှင်မဆန်ဘဲ ဘက်လိုက်မှု ကာမသောင်းကြမ်း လိင်အမြတ်ထုတ်မှု နဲ့ ကိုယ်ကျင့်သိက္ခါပျက်ယွင်းမှု များကြောင့် သူ၏ တာဝန်ဝတ္တရားမှ ဖယ်ရှားပေးပါရန် မိတ်ဆွေများခင်ဗျား အမေရိကန်ပြည်ထောင်စု ရှိ အခွန်ထမ်းပြည်သူလူထုများရဲ့ အခွန်ငွေများသည် မြန်မာစစ်အစိုးရ အာဘော် ဝါဒဖြန့်ချီရေး အတွက် အသုံးချခံ သတင်းဌာန တခု အဖြစ် လက်သင့်ခံ ပါမည်လော? အမေရိကန်အစိုးရ ထောက်ပံ့ငွေဖြင့် လည်ပါတ်နေရသော ဗွီအိုအေ (မြန်မာဌာန) သည် မြန်မာစစ်အာဏာရှင်များ၏ အငှားပါးစပ် ဖြစ်လာရသည်မှာ အမေရိကန်ပြည်သူပြည်သားများ အားလုံးအတွက် လွန်စွာအရှက်ရဖွယ်ဖြစ်ပါသည်။ မြန်မာပြည်သူပြည်သားများ မှ ဗွီအိုအေ (မြန်မာဌာနမှုး) သန်းလွင်ထွန်း ၏ အောက်ဖော်ပြပါ အချက်အလက်များကို သိရှိထားကြပါသည် သန်းလွင်ထွန်း ၏ ပညာရှင်မပီသသော ယုတ်မာမူများ ၁) သန်းလွင်ထွန်းဟာ ဗွီအိုအေ (မြန်မာဌာန) နဲ့ သူ့ရဲ့ ဌာနမှုး ရာထူးအရှိန်ကိုအဝါ ကို တလွဲ အသုံးချပြီး မြန်မာ့ဒီမိုကရေစီခေါင်းဆောင် လူထုခေါင်းဆောင် ဒေါ်အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည် ၊ မြန်မာ့ဒီမိုကရေစီလှုပ်ရှားမှုကြီး နှင့် ဒီမိုကရေစီတက်ကြွသူများ ကို ကြိမ်ဖန်များစွာ နည်းမျိုးစုံဖြင့် ပုံဖျက်သိက္ခါချနေပါသည်။ အတွေးအခေါ်မှားယွင်းမှု များဖြင့် အမေရိကန်အစိုးရ ပုံရိပ်ကိုကျဆင်းမှုများ ၂) သန်းလွင်ထွန်းသည် ဗွီအိုအေ (မြန်မာဌာန) အား အသုံးချပြီး မြန်မာပြည်သူပြည်သားများ၏ ထင်မြင်ယူဆချက်များ ကို လှည့်စားပြောင်းလဲကာ လူထုအစိုးရ (အမျိုးသားဒီမိုကရေစီ အဖွဲ့ချုပ်) ရဲ့ ပုံရိပ်ကို ကျဆင်းအောင် လုပ်ဆောင်နေပါသည်။ ၃) သန်းလွင်ထွန်း ရဲ့ ရည်မှန်းချက်ပန်းတိုင်သည် သတင်းမှားများဖြင့် မြန်မာ့ဒီမိုက​ရေစီလှုပ်ရှားမှု ခေါင်းဆောင် ဒေါ်အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည် အား ပြည်သူလူထုကြီးမှ ယုံကြည်ကိုးစားမှု လျှော့ကျလာစေရေးဖြစ်ပြီး ၊ စစ်ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ဟောင်း မြန်မာစစ်ခေါင်းဆောင်များ နှင့် သက်ဆိုင်ပါတ်သက်သူများ ရဲ့ အတွေးအခေါ်များကို မြှင့်တင်ဖော်ပြဖို့ ဖြစ်ပါသည်။ ၄) သန်းလွင်ထွန်း စဉ်ဆက်မပြတ် ကြိုးစားအားထုတ်နေသည်မှာ မြန်မာ့ဒီမိုကရေစီအစိုးရ ရဲ့ အားနည်းချက်များကို အသားပေးဖော်ပြဖို့ ရာဖြစ်ပြီး မြန်မာပြည်သူလူထုမှ လူထုခေါင်းဆောင် နှင့် လူထုအစိုးရအပေါ် အယုံအကြည်ကင်းမဲ့ လာစေရေး မှ သည် မြန်မာပြည် အရေး မတည်ငြိမ်သည် အထိ ရည်ရွယ်လုပ်ဆောင်နေပါသည်။ ၅) သန်းလွင်ထွန်း သည် ဗိုလ်ချုပ်မှုးကြီး မင်းအောင်လှိုင် နှင့် စစ်ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီးများ စစ်အစိုးရအာဏာပိုင်များ နှင့် သူတို့ထောက်ပံ့ကူညီမှုပေးနေသော စစ်ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ဟောင်းအကြီးအကဲများ ဦးဆောင်နေသည့် ပြည်ထောင်စုကြံ့ခိုင်ရေးနှင့် ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေး ပါတီ အား ဘက်လိုက်မှုများ ရှိနေပါသည်။ သန်းလွင်ထွန်း ရဲ့ ကိုယ်ကျင့်တရား ၆) သန်းလွင်ထွန်း သည် အမေရိကန် ဗွီအိုအေ အသံလွှင့်ဌာန ၏ အလုပ်တာဝန်ဝတ္တရားများအား ထမ်းဆောင်ရန် မြန်မာပြည်သို့ တာဝန်ဖြင့် ခရီးသွားရစဉ်မစ်ရှင်းကာလများ အတွင်းတွင် မြန်မာအမျိုးသမီးများ အပေါ် ကာမလိမ်လည်ဆက်ဆံခြင်း ၊ အတင်းအဓမ္မ ကာမ ရယူခြင်းများ ကို ပြုလုပ်ကြောင်း မြန်မာပြည်သူများကြား နာမည်ပျက်လျှက်ရှိပါသည်။ (သန်းလွင်ထွန်း အဓမ္မပြုကျင့် ကာမရယူ မိန်းခလေးများ များ ရှိကြောင်း သိရှိထားပြီး အမှန်တရားကို ရှေ့ထွက်ဖော်ထုတ် လိုသော မိန်းခလေး မှ တရားမျှတမှုကို စောင့်လင့်လျှက်ရှိပါသည်) ၇) သန်းလွန်ထွန်း သည် မူးယစ်ဆေးဝါး သုံးစွဲသူတဦးဖြစ်ကြောင်း နှင့် မူးယစ်ဆေးဝါးလွှမ်းမိုးမှုအောက် တွင် အမေရိကန်အစိုးရ ၏ မီဒီယာ သတင်းဌာန မစ်ရှင်းကို ဆောင်ရွက်လေ့ရှိကြောင်း သိရှိရပါသည်။ သန်းလွင်ထွန်း သည် နေ့စဉ်အရက်သေစာသုံးစွဲလေ့ရှိပြီး ဗာဂျီးနီးယားပြည်နယ်တွင် ကားမောင်းစဉ်အရက်သောက်သုံးသဖြင့် အဖမ်းခံရဖူးသည့်ပြစ်ချက်မှတ်တမ်းရှိပါသည်။ သန်းလွင်ထွန်း ၏ မီဒီယာ ကျင့်ဝတ် ချိုးဖောက်မှု ၈) သန်းလွင်ထွန်း သည် ဗွီအိုအေ (မြန်မာဌာန) -ဌာနမှုး ရာထူးအရှိန်အဝါ ကို အသုံးပြုပြီး အမေရိကန်အသံ ရဲ့ မီဒီယာကျင့်ဝတ်များ ကို ချိုးဖောက်ခါ လူမှုမီဒီယာ ဖေ့စ်ဘွခ် ပေါ်တွင် - မြန်မာ့ဒီမိုကရေစီ ခေါင်းဆောင် ဒေါ်အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည် သိက္ခါကျဆင်းစေသည့် ပုဂ္ဂိုလ်ရေး တိုက်ခိုက်မှုများ စဉ်ဆက်မပြတ် ရေးသားတင်ဆက်ခြင်းများရှိပြီး တချိန်တည်းမှာပင် မြန်မာစစ်ဗိုလ်ချုပ်များမှ မြန်မာ့ဒီမိုကရေစီအရေး ကို ဦးဆောင်မှု အခန်းကဏ္ဍ ရရှိလာစေရန် လှုံ့ဆော်လေ့ရှိပါသည်။ မီဒီယာသမား သည် ဘက်လိုက်မှုကင်းပြီး သမာသမတ်ကျကာ ကြားနေရမည်ဖြစ်ပါသည်။ ၉) ၂၀၂၀ တွင် ကျင်းပခဲ့သည့် မြန်မာ့ရွေးကောက်ပွဲကာလတွင် သန်းလွင်ထွန်းသည် မြန်မာစစ်ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ဟောင်း ခင်ရီ အား အင်တာဗျူးအမေးအဖြေ ပြုလုပ်ရန် အမိန့်ပေးခဲ့သည်။ မြန်မာပြည်သူပြည်သားများ သည် ကောင်းစွာလေ့လာသိရှိကြပါသည်။ ကန့်ကွက်ခြင်းမရှိကြပါ။ သို့သော် ဗွီအိုအေ မြန်မာပိုင်း မှ အမျိုးသားဒီမိုကရေစီ အဖွဲ့ချုပ် အား ဝန်းရံထောက်ခံသူ မျိုးရန်နောင်သိန်း (ဗေဒါ အင်စတီကျူ့ ဒါရိုက်တာ) နှင့် ရွေးကောက်ပွဲ သုံးသပ်ချက် အင်တာဗျူး အား ဖိအားပေး ဖြုတ်ချခိုင်းခဲ့ပါသည်။ ၁၀) သန်းလွင်ထွန်း သည် အမေရိကန်အသံ ((မြန်မာ ဌာန) ရာထူးတာဝန်တွင် မူဝါဒရေးရာ ညွှန်ကြားမှု အဖြစ် ဦးစီးဦးဆောင်ရသော နေရာ ဆက်လက်ထာမ်းဆောင်နေပါက မြန်မာစစ်အာဏာရှင်စနစ် တန်ခိုးထွားလာစေရေး ကို အားပေးအားမြှောက်ပြုသော မီဒီယာ တခု ဖြစ်လာစေမည့်အပြင် မီဒီယာ လွတ်လပ်မှု လူ့အခွင့်အရေး နှင့် ဒီမိုကရေစီ ဆိတ်သုဉ်းရမည့်အခြေဖြစ်ပေသည်။ ၁၁) အမေရိကန်အသံလွှင့်ဌာန သည် သတင်းလောကတွင် ဩဇာကြီးမားပြီး အခရာကျသည့် သတင်းဌာနကြီးဖြစ်ပြီး ၊ သန်းလွင်ထွန်း ၏ ကိုယ်ကျင့်တရား ပျက်ယွင်းမှု ၊ အလုပ်ခွင်အနိုင်ကျင့်မှု၊ အမိန့်ပေးစေခိုင်း အာဏာရှင်ဆန်မှု၊ ဘက်လိုက်မှု၊ စသည့်အကျင့်ပျက်မှုများသည် အမေရိကန်အသံ (မြန်မာပိုင်း) ဌာန၏ သတင်းဌာနပုံရိပ် ကို ပျက်ယွင်းစေရုံမက အမေရိကန်ပြည်ထောင်စု ၏ ဒီမိုကရေစီ စံနှုန်းစံထားများကို အလေးပေးတန်ဖိုးထားမှု နှင့် သတင်းလွတ်လပ်မှု မြှင့်တင်ခြင်းတို့ကို ကြီးမားစွာထိခိုက်စေပါသည်။ ဖော်ပြပါ အချက်အလက် များက သန်းလွင်ထွန်း၏ လူ့ကျင့်ဝတ်ကို သွေဖီသော ၊ ပညာရှင်မဆန်သော ၊ အချက်အလက်များအဖြစ် အခိုင်အမာတွေ့ရှိရကာ ဗွီအိုအေ (မြန်မာ) သတင်းဌာန တာဝန်ခံ ဌာနမှုး အဖြစ်မှ လည်းကောင်း သာမန်ဝန်ထာမ်းအဖြစ်မှ လည်းကောင်း အပြီးတိုင်ဖယ်ရှားပေးပါရန် တောင်းဆိုအပ်ပါသည်။ ထို့ကြောင့် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ပြည်သူပြည်သား များမှ ဗွီအိုအေ သတင်းဌာန အကြီးအကဲများအား တောင်းဆိုသည်မှာ ဗွီအိုအေ (မြန်မာဌာန) ဌာနမှုး သန်းလွင်ထွန်းအား စည်းကမ်းအရ အရေးယူဆောင်ရွက်ပေးပါရန် နှင့် သန်းလွင်ထွန်း၏ ကိုယ်ကျင့်သိက္ခါပျက်ယွင်းမှုအရ သူတာဝန်ယူနေရသည့် တာဝန်နှင့် မထိုက်တန်ပါကြောင်း တင်ပြအပ်ပါသည်။ အကျင့်ပျက်ဝန်ထာမ်း သန်းလွင်ထွန်း အား ဖယ်ရှားခြင်းသည် အမေရိကန်အသံလွှင့်ဌာနကြီး မှ ဂုဏ်သိက္ခါ ပြန်လည် အဖတ်ဆည်နိုင်မည့်အပြင် အမေရိကန်ပြည်သူ ပြည်သားများ၏ ဂုဏ်သိက္ခါ ၊ ဒီမိုကရေစီ နှင့် လူ့အခွင့်အရေး ကို အလေးထား မြတ်နိုးတန်ဖိုးထားခြင်း နှင့် လွတ်လပ်သောမီဒီယာ တခု အဖြစ် ပြန်လည်ရပ်တည်လာနိုင်ပါလိမ့်မည်။ သင်၏ လက်မှတ် ကို ဤစာအောက်တွင် ရေးထိုးခြင်းဖြင့် စစ်အာဏာရှင် လက်ကိုင်တုတ် သန်းလွင်ထွန်းအား ဗွီအိုအေ (မြန်မာဌာန) မှ ဖယ်ရှားနိုင်ရန်အတွက် သဘောတူညီကြောင်း သက်သေထူကြစေလိုပါသည်။ ကျေးဇူးတင်ပါသည် ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ အောက်ပါအင်္ဂလိပ်ဘာသာဖြင့်ရေးသားထားသောပေးစာ ကို ကော်ပီကူးယူပြီး ဖေါ်ပြပါ အီးမေးလ်တခုခြင်းဆီသို့ မိမိအီးမေးလ်မှတဆင့်ပေးပို့ကြပါ၊ [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] --------------------------------------------------- Dear Michael Pack Chief Executive Officer U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) and Nadia Madjid VOA East Asia and Pacific Division Than Lwin Htun must be sacked from VOA Burmese Service for his unprofessionalism, sexual exploitation and unethical behaviors Dear Friends, American taxpayers wouldn’t want to pay for Burmese military’s very own propaganda news agency – would they??? The U.S Government funded Voice of America’s Burmese Service is becoming the mouth-piece of military generals due to its disgraced section chief - Than Lwin Htun!!! People of Burma believed that – On Than Lwin Htun’s Professionalism 1 ) Than Lwin Htun has been misleading VOA Burmese service. He has been using his position, a VOA/Burmese section chief, as a tool to perform personal attack on our country leader Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, democracy movement and democracy supporters. 2) Than Lwin Htun is using VOA Burmese service to manipulate public opinion by portraying destructively on democracy movement, portraying bad image about NLD led democratic government and broadcasting biased news. 3) Than Lwin Htun’s true intention is to feed Burmese public with the wrong information so that they would turn against Pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led Government while promoting Burmese Military leaders and glorifying their views. 4) Than Lwin Htun is doing everything in his power to blame Burmese Democracy Government with the intention to instigate fear and doubt amongst public so as to create instability in Burma. 5) Than Lwin Htun is acting unilaterally to air biased perspective of Burma’s military leaders including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and USDP Party led by former military dictators. But, this is not to say we are not objecting airing their views but we are objecting biased and unfair treatment towards democracy activists and democratic government led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. 6)Than Lwin Htun has been accused of several sexual exploitations against Burmese women while he was stationed in Burma representing the Voice of America’s mission. (We have the list of victims who are willing to come forward in order to seek justice.) 7)Besides, there are also many allegations that Than Lwin Htun had used illicit drugs while he was in Burma and working under the influence of drugs. Than Lwin Htun drinks alcohol everyday and he had arrest history in Virginia State for drunk driving and charged for DUI. DUI= Drinking Under Influence On Than Lwin Htun’s Code of Media Conduct 8)It is also questionable that whether Than Lwin Htun is breaching media code of ethics since Than Lwin Htun in his capacity as the VOA/Burmese chief is personally continuously attacking Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her policies, expressing his views against current democratically elected government and adoring former military general views via his personal Facebook posts almost every day since people of Burma believed that journalists/media person must be neutral and independent. 9) Even recently during Myanmar Election times, Than Lwin Htun instructed to interview ex-General Khin Yi many times. People of Burma are well aware of it but don’t objected it. But, we have come to learn that Than Lwin Htun ordered to remove election analysis interview conducted with Myo Yan Naung Thein, Director of BAYDA Institute and a supporter of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. 10) So long as Than Lwin Htun is working at the VOA/Burmese service especially holding a decision making position as the Burmese Section Chief, he will continue fostering the biased policy of approving military dictatorship and glorifying (ex) military dictators which is tantamount to turning VOA/Burmese News Agency into an enemy of the media freedom, human rights and democracy. 11) Voice of America which is the flagship of American government efforts to provide democratic values globally but due to Than Lwin Htun’s bad reputation, workplace bullying and biased action taken - people of Burma strongly felt that Than Lwin Htun is a bad image for VOA/Burmese News Agency and tarnishing the United State of America’s reputation of supporting democratic values and promoting media freedom. By viewing above facts; in view of his unethical conduct of business; and in light of his unprofessionalism; people of Burma are demanding that Than Lwin Htun must be dismissed from his position of VOA/Burmese Chief as well as from VOA/Burmese for good. Therefore, people of Burma call for VOA Management to take disciplinary action on Than Lwin Htun who is not fit for the post both professionally and personally. In so doing, Voice of America (VOA) as a whole will be able to restore its dignity; promoting democratic values; and promoting free and independent media. Please Send this letter to following emails to remove the mole of Burmese junta at the VOA/Burmese Service – Than Lwin Htun. VOA East Asia and Pacific Division [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Voice Of America 330 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20237 Michael Pack Chief Executive Officer U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Thank you very much. Global Citizens for Free Media