The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) 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.

CUSIB members come from various backgrounds, including human rights and labor organizations, journalism, new media, and U.S. Foreign Service. Some of our members are former dissidents and political prisoners now living in exile in the United States. CUSIB also consults with independent journalists fighting censorship in China, Russia and other countries ruled by authoritarian regimes. More about members of CUSIB

Ann Noonan, Executive Director of the Committee for International Broadcasting (CUSIB)CUSIB was formed at the initiative of Ann Noonan, who has been active in human rights organizations, including those working for religious freedom. She is the former President of the New York Chapter of the Visual Artists Guild. In 1999, Ann founded Free Church for China, an NGO which researches and documents religious persecution in the PRC. Ann was also a Senior Advisor at the Laogai Research Foundation, an NGO founded by another CUSIB member, the late Harry Wu, to gather information on and raise public awareness of the Laogai system of prison labor camps in China. Ann Noonan has been active in promoting women’s rights and religious freedom worldwide. She serves as the CUSIB’s Executive Director.

Other CUSIB founding members include: Robert A. Senser, a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer and author of Justice at Work: Globalization and the Human Rights of Workers, and Jing Zhang, journalist, former Chinese political prisoner, and president of Women’s Rights in China. Ted Lipien, the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting co-founder, has resigned from CUSIB due to accepting a position in U.S. international broadcasting.

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting has its main office in New York City.

For further information, please contact:

Ann Noonan, co-founder and Executive Director
Tel. 646-251-6069

You may also email us at: contact@cusib.org or use the contact form below.

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