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Correcting Voice of America history

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BBG Watch Former Voice of America (VOA) acting associate director, Ted Lipien, who earlier in his VOA career was also in charge of broadcasts to Poland, has written a letter to the editor of National Review applauding its article on…
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VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze in National Review

VOA journalist Myroslava Gongadze

BBG Watch Media National Review, a mainstream conservative magazine founded by author William F. Buckley, Jr. in 1955, has published online an interview with Voice of America Ukrainian Service television anchor Myroslava Gongadze. Her husband, journalist Georgiy Gongadze, was abducted…
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A Plea to Future Voice of America Director


BBG Watch Commentary A comment sent to BBG Watch includes a plea to the next Voice of America (VOA) director. While the author mentions award-winning investigative reporter and media manager Amanda Bennett, who was reported by us to be a…
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Travel journalism from VOA reporters in Cuba

Screenshot from VOA Havana Report

BBG Watch Commentary With often shaky, poor quality video and mostly pedestrian observations, much of original reporting by some of the Voice of America (VOA) reporters sent to Cuba was in essence nothing more than travel journalism documenting a nice…
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