CUSIB Welcomes Ethan Gutmann to Advisory Board

Ethan Gutmann, CUSIB

September 25, 2012
For Immediate Release

CUSIB Welcomes Ethan Gutmann to Advisory Board

The Committee for U. S. International Broadcasting welcomes Ethan Gutmann to serve as a member of the Advisory Board.

Ethan Gutmann, currently at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, was formerly a senior counselor at APCO China and reported from Beijing for several years. As chief investigator for the AV network in Washington DC during the 1990s, he directed the “American Investigator” documentary series. At the Brookings Institution during the 1980s, he served as a foreign policy analyst. Gutmann completed a BA and a Master of International Affairs at Columbia University.

Ethan Gutmann’s seminal research into Chinese Internet surveillance, the Laogai, and the intersection of Western business with Chinese security objectives has received sustained attention for over a decade.

He has written widely and prolifically on China issues for Asian Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Weekly Standard, National Review, World Affairs Journal, and many other publications. Along with recognition from The New York Times, The Browser, and the House of Representatives for “The Xinjiang Procedure,” Gutmann’s research for Execution Ward was supported by generous grants from the Earhart Foundation, the Peder Wallenberg family, and the National Endowment for Democracy.

Characterized as a “mammoth sociological, political whistleblower” by National Review for his book, Losing the New China, Gutmann has received several awards for his outstanding writing. These include the Visual Artists Guild’s “Spirit of Tiananmen Award,” New York Sun’s “Best Book of The Year,” and the “Chan’s Journalism Award.”

Gutmann has been invited to provide testimony and briefings to the United States Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency, Geneva’s International Society for Human Rights, and various parliaments: the European Union, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. In the academic and public milieu, Gutmann has spoken at universities and press clubs around the world, and has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC, and CNBC.

Along with his wife and eight-year-old son, Gutmann has resided in London for several years.

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – www.cusib.org) is a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization working to strengthen free flow of uncensored news from the United States to countries with restricted and developing media environments. CUSIB supports journalism in defense of media freedom and human rights and works closely with the executive branch, Congress, and media to promote effective multi-channel delivery of news and information to overcome press censorship.

For further information, please contact:
Ann Noonan, co-founder and Executive Director
Tel. 646-251-6069
Ted Lipien, co-founder
Tel. 415-793-1642
You may also email us at: contact@cusib.org.

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