Voice of America WWII Communist Propaganda to Yugoslavia

Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum Thanks to several lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, the U.S. Congress became aware during World War II of Voice of America’s (VOA) communist propaganda in broadcasts to Yugoslavia. Most members of Congress opposed such U.S. government-produced support for communist groups at American taxpayers’

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How Congress Exposed, Defunded and Stopped Domestic U.S. Government Propaganda in 1943

During World War II, the federal government’s Office of War Information (OWI),  where Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcasts for overseas audiences were started in 1942, produced news and factual war information, but it also produced mildly partisan and sometimes deceptive pro-Soviet propaganda for newspapers and radio in the United

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U.S. State Department Describing Voice of America for ‘The Campaign of Truth’ Circa 1952

In the early 1950s, the U.S. State Department launched its public diplomacy program called “The Campaign of Truth” designed to counter Soviet propaganda using the Voice of America (VOA) and the State Department’s public diplomacy programs. They were described in “The Campaign of Truth: How You Can Help” pamphlet published

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Three U.S. Presidents Publicly Rebuked Voice of America for Promoting Foreign Propaganda

Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum What President Donald Trump said about the U.S. tax-funded, federally-run Voice of America (VOA) during his White House press briefing on April 15, 2020 may have been harsh, especially coming right after an earlier written statement from his White House asserting that VOA

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Voice of America Doctor Who Brought AIDS Information to USSR and Saved Lives

By Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum At one time during the Cold War, the taxpayer-funded, U.S. government-run broadcaster, the Voice of America (VOA), helped to save the Soviet Union from the danger of ignoring the AIDS epidemic. VOA brought AIDS for the first time to the attention of

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Voice of America had no audience in pre-Castro Cuba and initially supported Soviet socialism in Eastern Europe

Cold War Radio Museum By Ted Lipien As reported by CNN and other media, Senator Bernie Sanders said on CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired February 23, 2020 that “It’s unfair to simply say everything is bad” with the way Fidel Castro ruled Cuba. SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: “When

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Voice of America Polish Writer Listed As His Job Reference Stalin’s KGB Agent of Influence Who Duped President Roosevelt

By Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum One of many pro-Soviet journalists working during World War II and, in some cases for a few years after the war, at the U.S. government-run Voice of America (VOA) was Artur Salman, better known under his pen name Stefan Arski. Before and

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Kirk Douglas on Radio Free Europe and Voice of America

By Ted Lipien As Putin’s propagandists are again spreading lies around the world and trying to undermine American democracy, it would have been useful for the Voice of America (VOA) to have mentioned in a short VOA obituary for Hollywood actor and producer Kirk Douglas his defense of free speech behind the

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USCGC Courier Was Voice of America Radio Transmitting Station (1952–1964)

The Truman administration (April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953) responded to Soviet propaganda during the early stages of the Cold War by reforming the management and personnel of the Voice of America (VOA) and increasing the power and range of VOA’s shortwave and medium wave radio transmissions. In 1952, the

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Stalin Peace Prize Voice of America Editor Duped by Soviet Propaganda

Cold War Radio Museum As Vladimir Putin and his propagandists intensify their campaign to falsify history and may again interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections, as they did in the 2016 U.S. vote, it is important to remember that such Russian attempts to influence American politics and media are not

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