Ted Lipien, the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting and BBG Watch co-founder, serves as president of Free Media Online (FreeMediaOnline.org), an NGO which supports independent journalists and promotes media freedom worldwide. Ted was formerly Voice of America acting associate director and was in charge of VOA broadcasts to Poland during Solidarity’s struggle for workers’ rights and democracy. He served for a short time in December 2020-January 2021 as President of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in a non-political and non-partisan role. He is the author of Wojtyla’s Women: How They Shaped the Life of Pope John Paul II and Changed the Catholic Church, a book about Pope John Paul II and feminism.

This page features some of his U.S. media op-eds and articles on the history of international broadcasting. The photograph taken in the 1980s at the Voice of America shows former National Security Advisor Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Ted Lipien, and former VOA Polish Service deputy director Marek Walicki. The header video is from his talk at the Hudson Institute in Washington on October 11, 2018 on “China-Vatican Relations and Religious Freedom in China.”


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