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The Office of Internet Freedom Reborn at the US Agency for Global Media

News Analysis The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which oversees U.S. government broadcasters such as Voice of America and Radio Free Asia, has re-opened its Office of Internet Freedom (OIF). OIF, which began operations in 2016, had been closed by leadership prior to the June 4 confirmation of current CEO Michael Pack. "There is a critical need to support technologies that allow individuals to securely access and share information online," the agency's Aug. 18 press release stated. “Unlike prior USAGM leadership, which sidelined OIF,” Pack said. “I consider bolstering internet firewall circumvention to be a top priority. Blocking access to information is a horrible thingRead More From Source

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