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Meeting Notice: International Broadcasting Advisory Board

Meeting Notice: International Broadcasting Advisory Board

Meeting Notice: International Broadcasting Advisory Board

Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

January 16, 2024

The International Broadcasting Advisory Board (Board) will conduct a meeting closed to the public at the times 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)(2), (6), and (9)(B), permit closure of this meeting.

The entirety of the Board’s membership approved the closing of this meeting.

The closed meeting will address the following subject matter:

(1)       The IBAB is deciding on hiring certain entity heads (personnel) [relates to (6) and (9)].

(2)       The IBAB is solely discussing the creation of internal personnel rule and practices.  They are only focused on standing up the Board and their processes.  This includes creates rules of conduct for the agency, including relating to personnel.  In addition, publicizing these deliberations would frustrate the implementation of the very items they will be proposing. [This related to (2) and (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/2024/01/16/meeting-notice-international-broadcasting-advisory-board/