JFK on VOA and RFE 1962

Cold War Radio Museum     Commentary by Ted Lipien In his February 26, 1962 speech to mark the 20th anniversary of the Voice of America (VOA), President Kennedy discussed the necessity of freedom of information and complete truthfulness of the press, but he also argued that the Voice of

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Voice of America 1959 — VOA/USIA Booklet

Cold War Radio Museum February 8, 2018 In 1959, the Voice of America (VOA) had a clear and convincing public relations message to describe its mission and to justify its $20 million budget (approx. $168 million in today’s dollars) within the United States Information Agency (USIA). By comparison, VOA’s budget

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How Voice of America Censored Solzhenitsyn

OPINION Russian Propaganda and U.S. Politics Today   By Ted Lipien   Similarities between World War II and Cold War era Soviet propaganda and Russian propaganda today and its influence on U.S. politics and media are too obvious to be ignored. They are in fact strikingly similar in their techniques,

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Office of War Information Photos of Polish Students 1942

Cold War Radio Museum September 1, 2016 The Office of War Information (O.W.I.), established by Executive Order No. 9182 of June 13, 1942, was the WWII-era domestic and foreign propaganda agency of the U.S. Executive Branch reporting only to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt but essentially making its own decisions. The

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