Selling “the religion of democracy” was in Voice of America’s first mission statement

By Ted Lipien “To sell the religion of democracy” is believed to be the first written though unofficial mission statement describing the purpose of the Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcasts for overseas audiences as they were being planned during World War II in the U.S. government Office of the

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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 — Soviet influence at WWII Voice of America

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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Stalin Prize-Winning Chief Writer of Voice of America News

Cold War Radio Museum  “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. I had long ago, somewhat facetiously, suggested ‘Yankee Doodle’ as our musical signal, and now that silly little

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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. A declassified CIA report from

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Polish Diplomat Who Exposed Pro-Stalin U.S. Propagandists

Cold War Radio Museum   Jan Ciechanowski, Polish Ambassador in Washington during World War II, helped to expose Soviet propaganda and U.S. government propagandists who in domestic media and in “Voice of America” shortwave radio broadcasts for foreign audiences spread disinformation originating in Soviet Russia. Photo: Jan Ciechanowski, Polish Minister,

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How U.S. Lied About Polish Refugee Children to Protect Stalin

Cold War Radio Museum   A State Secret Polish children from World War II Santa Rosa refugee camp, Guanajuato, Mexico. Source: Embajada de Polonia en México, Wikipedia. Date and photographer are unknown. CC BY 3.0.   How the Roosevelt Administration Shipped Polish Refugee Orphans to Mexico In Locked Trains and

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Pro-Stalin Voice of America Propaganda Revealed in 1984 VOA Interview with Józef Czapski

Cold War Radio Museum A recent (2017) independent study by the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) focusing on Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts to Iran has found that under Obama administration officials these broadcasts “perpetuated to audiences the appearance of pro-regime [Iran] propaganda, rather than objective reporting, on the part

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Voice of America Polish Service Broadcaster Irene Broni Resisted Nazis and Communists

  By Ted Lipien     Voice of America Polish Service Program “All About America” (Ameryka w Przekroju), July 9, 1983 Irena Radwańska Broni: Returning to the U.S. citizenship oath ceremony at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson would certainly approve of using his home for this purpose. … Thomas Jefferson wrote: “Born

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Early U.S. government press release on ‘voice’ of America

Cold War Radio Museum New York, New York. 1943 “United Nations” exhibition of photographs presented by the United States Office of War Information (OWI) on Rockefeller Plaza. Listening to broadcasts of President Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and Chiang Kai-shek, heard every half-hour from a loudspeaker at one end of the frame

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