Secret Memos on How Voice of America Was Duped by Soviet Propaganda on Katyn Massacre

VOA officials and journalists were manipulated by the Soviet fake news offensive for many years By Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum According to a declassified confidential State Department memorandum dated January 25, 1951, Charles Thayer, who from January 1948 to October 1949 had been the Voice of America

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Bipartisan Support for Voice of America Countering of Soviet and Communist Propaganda in the 1950s

Cold War Radio Museum In the early 1950s, the Voice of America (VOA) started to attract bipartisan support after several years of strong criticism, mostly from Republicans but also from a number of Democrats, that some of VOA’s pioneer executives and journalists hired during World War II were overly sympathetic

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Different Names of the Voice of America

Cold War Radio Museum By Ted Lipien The U.S. taxpayer-funded and U.S. government-operated  international radio broadcaster established in 1942 had several official and unofficial names before it became widely known as the Voice of America (VOA) shortly after the end of World War II. In 1947, the U.S. government radio

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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 – Voice of America Radio Transmitting Ship (1952–1964) – A Fuller Story of the ‘Campaign of Truth’

In a new multipart series presenting many primary sources, the Cold War Radio Museum is looking at President Harry S. Truman’s “Campaign of Truth” (1950-1952) against Soviet propaganda and at problems with its implementation at the U.S. government-run Voice of America (VOA) between April 1950 and the end 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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Russian propaganda at WWII Voice of America

Russian propaganda influence in the United States is not new. “I established contact at the Soviet embassy with people who spoke English and were willing to feed me important bits and pieces from their side of the wire”* *Howard Fast. Being Red (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990), p. 18. Howard

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Created 70 years ago, Stalin Peace Prize went in 1953 to former Voice of America chief news writer Howard Fast

The International Stalin Prize for Strengthening Peace Among Peoples was created 70 years ago on December 21, 1949 by a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet in honor of Joseph Stalin’s seventieth birthday. One of the several recipients of the 1953 Stalin International Peace Prize was American writer, journalist

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Mira Złotowska – Michałowska — a VOA friend of Stalin Peace Prize winner

By Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum Soviet influence at Voice of America during World War II — documents and analysis Soviet influence at WWII Voice of America From VOA to communist regime journalist Choices of VOA’s pro-Soviet journalist VOA journalist marries Communists A pro-Soviet propagandist at OWI and

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Paul Harvey, David Brinkley, Howard K. Smith, and John Chancellor signed 1967 VOA first day cover

This First Day of Issue Cover for the Voice of America 1967 stamp has autographs from several famous American radio and television broadcasters including Paul Harvey, David Brinkley, and Howard K. Smith. John Chancellor of NBC News who was the Voice of America director from 1965 to 1967, also signed the First Day of

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