February 28, 2024

Meeting Notice: International Broadcasting Advisory Board

Meeting Notice: International Broadcasting Advisory Board

Meeting Notice: International Broadcasting Advisory Board

Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

January 31, 2024

The International Broadcasting Advisory Board (Board) will conduct a meeting closed to the public at the time listed above. Board Members (membership includes Chair Kenneth Jarin, Luis Botello, Jamie Fly, Jeffrey Gedmin, Michelle Giuda, Kathleen Matthews, Under Secretary Elizabeth Allen (Secretary of State’s Representative)), Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), Counsel and Board Secretary to Board, the Secretariat to the Board, and recording secretaries will attend the closed meeting. Certain USAGM staff members who may be called on to brief or support the Board also may attend.

The Chief Legal Officer of USAGM has certified that, in his opinion, exemptions set forth in the Government in the Sunshine Act, in particular 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B), permit closure of this meeting.

The entirety of the Board’s membership approved the closing of this meeting.  The Board also determined that shorter than usual notice for a meeting was required by official Agency business and delayed availability of required information.

The purpose for closing the meeting is so that the IBAB may decide on hiring certain entity heads (personnel) [relates to (6) and (9)].  Publicizing the deliberation would frustrate the implementation of the very item they will be proposing [relates to (9)].

In the event that the time, date, or location of this meeting changes, USAGM will post an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, and/or place of the meeting on its website at https://www.usagm.gov.

Although a separate federal entity, USAGM prepared this notice and will continue to support the Board in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 6205(g).

For more information: contact Oanh Tran, Executive Director at (202) 920-2583.

Originally published at https://www.usagm.gov/2024/01/31/meeting-notice-international-broadcasting-advisory-board-2/