How a refugee journalist exposed Voice of America censorship of the Katyn Massacre

Cold War Radio Museum Fascinating and until now generally unknown details of how a single refugee journalist, Julius Epstein, exposed Voice of America’s (VOA) censorship designed to cover up Soviet responsibility for the 1940 Katyn Forest massacre of nearly 22,000 Polish POW officers and intellectual leaders can be found in

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Stefan Arski: Agent of Communist Collusion at VOA

Cold War Radio Museum Ted Lipien Polish socialist and communist activist and journalist Stefan Arski, aka Artur Salman, was among several communist agents of influence who had worked on Voice of America (VOA) radio programs during World War II while employed by the U.S. government Office of War Information (OWI).

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75th Anniversary of Voice of America – Propaganda Coordination with USSR

The World War II propaganda arm of the United States government, the Office of War Information (OWI), was the parent agency of the Voice of America (VOA). VOA was celebrating its 75th anniversary in February 2017. In this new historical series about the Voice of America, Cold War Radio Museum

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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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Voice of America Reporting on March 1988 Student Demonstrations in Poland

Cold War Radio Museum During the Reagan Administration, foreign language services at the Voice of America (VOA) were for the first time given in the 1980s significant freedom to originate their own news reports and to share them with VOA English programs. Some of these news reports and news backgrounders

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Senator Taft’s early warning of Soviet propaganda in WWII Voice of America

Cold War Radio Museum Could a foreign power such as Russia try to infiltrate the Voice of America (VOA) or influence its executives, broadcasters and programs? Could U.S. government-hired journalists and program contributors, acting on their own, support in VOA broadcasts accommodation with authoritarian rulers in countries such as China,

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Executive Order 9182 Establishing the Office of War Information June 13, 1942

Executive Order 9182 Establishing the Office of War Information June 13, 1942 In recognition of the right of the American people and of all other peoples opposing the Axis aggressors to be truthfully informed about the common war effort, and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the

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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 1951 – ‘Drab’ ‘Unconvincing’

Cold War Radio Museum In 1951, the Voice of America (VOA), which was at that time located 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. Voice of America listeners in

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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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