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Michael Pack: American film-maker
Michael Pack is an American conservative filmmaker. President Donald Trump nominated him as CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), and assumed office in June 2020 after Senate confirmation.


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New Trump Appointee Puts Global Internet Freedom at Risk, Critics Say

A battle involving Michael Pack and a U.S.-funded tech group revolves around software from Falun Gong, the secretive, anti-Beijing spiritual movement with pro-Trump elements.
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Lawsuit Argues Dismissal of Government Media Employees Was Unlawful

The suit is the first legal action taken against Michael Pack after he fired the heads of the technology organization and four journalism outlets under his purview last week.
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New Conservative Media Chief Dismisses Heads of U.S. News Agencies

President Trump had pushed Senate Republicans to confirm Michael Pack despite opposition from Democrats. Journalists fear he will destroy the editorial independence of news organizations.
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Top V.O.A. Directors Resign After Bannon Ally Takes Charge of U.S. Media Agency

The director and deputy director of Voice of America told employees they offered their resignations to Michael Pack, a conservative activist pushed by President Trump.
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Senate Confirms Conservative Filmmaker to Lead U.S. Media Agency

The Senate approved Michael Pack, an ally of Stephen K. Bannonโ€™s, to run the agency in charge of the Voice of America. President Trump hopes he will dictate more favorable news coverage.
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Republican-led Senate confirms divisive Trump broadcasting nominee Pack

The U.S. Senate narrowly approved President Donald Trump's nominee to lead government broadcasting on Thursday, confirming conservative filmmaker Michael Pack despite an investigation into whether he..
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District of Columbia Is Investigating Trump Nominee to Lead Media Agency

The announcement was a significant setback in the effort to quickly confirm Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker President Trump has personally lobbied to install.
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With a Push From Trump, Senate Moves to Install Conservative at U.S. Media Agency

A key Senate committee has scheduled a vote on the long-stalled nomination of Michael Pack, an ally of Stephen K. Bannon, to run the agency in charge of the Voice of America. Employees are worried.
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