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Rep. Tom Malinowski at the groundbreaking for the New Portal North Bridge, August 1, 2022. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe).

Radio Free Europe names Malinowski to board seat

By David Wildstein, April 13 2023 5:54 pm

Former Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) has joined the board of directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Malinowski ran the Washington office of Human Rights Watch and served as Assistant U.S. Secretary of State in the Obama administration before winning a House seat in 2018.  He served two terms before losing last year to Republican Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield).

Also named to the board was Scott Carpenter, the managing director of Jigsaw and a Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

“Scott and Tom bring decades of democracy and human rights promotion to the RFE/RL board of directors at a time when press freedom is increasingly under attack,” said Karen Kornbluh, the RFE/RL chair. “Their unique perspectives are invaluable as RFE/RL responds to Russian and Chinese censorship and malign influence by bringing trusted news to growing audiences. As the Kremlin’s full-scale war in Ukraine rages on, this mandate has renewed urgency.”

Malinowski recently joined the McCain Institute as a senior fellow.

There continues to be speculation that Malinowski will seek to regain his 7th district congressional seat next year.

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