1953 CIA Source: People Died in Czechoslovakia Because of Pro-Communist Propaganda from Voice of America

  OPINION AND ANALYSIS Cold War Radio Museum   By Ted Lipien     Note: The article has been updated to include information that Heda Margolius Kovály had worked in the 1970s as a freelance reporter for the Voice of America Czechoslovak Service under a radio name Kaca Kralova.  

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The Year 1968 in the History of Samizdat

  Cold War Radio Museum   The recent death of Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva brings into focus not only her contributions to improving the lives of millions of people but also the historic role played by the American-supported Radio Liberty (RL), which together with its sister station, Radio

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Advertising for Radio Free Europe During the Cold War

        This ad for Radio Free Europe was placed in American magazines in 1969 toward the end of the CIA’s involvement with Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Such advertising by Radio Free Europe in American media would also soon end. This particular ad, as opposed to

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Brief History of VOA’s Domestic Propaganda

OPINION Cold War Radio Museum How Voice of America Censored Solzhenitsyn   Brief History of VOA’s Domestic Propaganda   By Ted Lipien The Voice of America (VOA) was an easier target than Radio Free Europe (RFE) or Radio Liberty (RL) for U.S. government bureaucrats wanting to restrict human rights broadcasting

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Former VOA Russian Chief Natalia Clarkson on Revolutions

By Ted Lipien Cold War Radio Museum Secession, aggression, and threats at large. Rebellions, upheavals, and street fights at hand. How frightening it is to be in charge Of this vast and terrible land! What seemed immortal is now dead. What had not existed now abounds. May God not allow

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SOLZHENITSYN Target of KGB Propaganda and Censorship by Voice of America

OPINION Cold War Radio Museum How Voice of America Censored Solzhenitsyn       SOLZHENITSYN Target of KGB Propaganda and Censorship by Voice of America   By Ted Lipien     This research article written for Cold War Radio Museum website to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 1917

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China, Iran, Cuba, North Korea

OPINION Cold War Radio Museum How Voice of America Censored Solzhenitsyn     China, Iran, Cuba, North Korea   By Ted Lipien When in 1974 the Voice of America (VOA) banned Alexandr Solzhenitsyn from its programs, the push for the ban may have originated with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

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The Obama ‘Reset’ with Russia

OPINION Cold War Radio Museum How Voice of America Censored Solzhenitsyn       The Obama “Reset” with Russia   By Ted Lipien Hillary Clinton seemed to have had some understanding of how Russian propaganda works when she made her critical comments about the Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2013

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Radio Liberty Fails on Russian Interference

OPINION How Voice of America Censored Solzhenitsyn   Radio Liberty Fails on Russian Interference   By Ted Lipien   The vast majority of political propaganda and disinformation in U.S. media is originated domestically by American commentators, partisan think-tanks, reporters and social media users. But all too often, U.S. government officials,

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