USAGM CEO Amanda Bennett to Focus on U.S. International Broadcasting at September 11 First Monday ForumVideo of the program is available here.
Amanda Bennett, the CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, will discuss USAGM and its entities at a hybrid program on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, at noon EDT.
Bennett's appearance marks the year anniversary since she was confirmed by the Senate to run the agency that oversees VOA, RFE/RL, Radio-TV Martí, the Middle East Broadcasting Network, Radio Free Asia, and the Open Technology Fund. Bennett will discuss new developments at USAGM, including reaching new Russian- and Mandarin-speaking audiences, efforts to fight censorship and disinformation, and a proposed move from the Cohen Building on Independence Ave.
Before assuming the CEO's position, Bennett served as the VOA Director 2016-2020. A graduate of Harvard College, Bennett spent more than two decades at the Wall Street Journal, including serving as a correspondent in China. A longtime journalist, Bennett was the editor of the Philadelphia Enquirer, and the Lexington, Ky, Herald-Leader, among other positions.
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