Voice of America 1951 – Presidents’ Day and Debates on VOA’s Future

Cold War Radio Museum In 1951, the Voice of America (VOA), which was at that time located primarily in New York but managed from Washington by the State Department, was under heavily criticism, particularly from Republicans in the U.S. Congress, for failing to counter Soviet propaganda. There was a spirited

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Voice of America 1956 WGEO Station ID

Cold War Radio Museum During World War II and the Cold War, the Voice of America (VOA) used shortwave radio transmitters operated by private U.S. companies to reach audiences in Nazi and Japanese controlled territories and later audiences in communist-ruled nations behind the so-called Iron and Bamboo Curtains. One of

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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 Bolshevik coup in Russia deals primarily

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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. Today, personal, ideological

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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 to the House Committee

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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, as well as

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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, derogatory labels

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U.S. Congressman on Katyn Massacre Coverup at Voice of America

Cold War Radio Museum September 17, 2017 On April 13, 1943 Radio Berlin (Reichssender Berlin) broadcast official news of the German Nazi government that German military forces in the Katyn forest near Smolensk, in the then German-occupied region of the Soviet Union, had uncovered a ditch that was “28 metres

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Why WWII Voice of America ignored the Holocaust

“The Voice of America—the United States Government overseas radio broadcasting station founded in 1942—ignored the subject of the Holocaust throughout the Second World War,” American scholar Holly Cowan Shulman wrote in a 1997 article published in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. She noted that U.S. government officials in

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