Author page: Ted Lipien

International Broadcasting, Russia

US Public Diplomacy Failure to Reach Out to the Russians After Terrorist Attack in Ingushetia – FreeMediaOnline.org (Free Media Online Blog)

FreeMediaOnline.org, Free Media Online Blog, GovoritAmerika.us, Commentary by Ted Lipien, August 18, 2009, San Francisco — Ever since the United States Information Agency (USIA) was dismantled in a foolish post-Cold War cost-cutting move, the U.S. State Department and American diplomats abroad have not been able to present a coherent message to foreign audiences quickly and effectively. The latest example is…

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Russia

More Trouble at Radio Liberty

The latest news about continuing turmoil at the US taxpayer-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), which is managed by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) — an independent U.S. Federal agency — comes from Anatoly Karlin’s blog Sublime Oblivion.   Translation: “Radio Liberty – The Liberty of Mendacity” Published on August 16, 2009 in Da Russophile   Anatoly Karlin: “One…

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International Broadcasting, Russia

Voice of America Report Shows Confusion and Divisions Over Obama’s Policy Toward Russia

FreeMediaOnline.org, August 13, 2009, San Francisco — A report by a senior Voice of America (VOA) correspondent, posted online today, shows a high level of confusion over the Obama Administration’s new policy of “resetting” relations with Russia. While the report by VOA’s Andre de Nesnera focuses on statements by Vice President Biden, which have “angered” Russian officials, and on apparent…

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Russia

Medvedev Demands «Resetting» of Relations with Ukraine

This report and video were posted in GovoritAmerika.us as an occasional «Russia Speaks» item. It’s definitely a different tone from President Obama’s and Secretary Clinton’s call for a «reset» in U.S.-Russian relations. «Говорит Россия» Президент России>> Выбор ГоворитАмерика.us GovoritAmerika.us. Вы можете скопировать и использовать эту статью. You can copy and use this report. Подписка на рассылку ГоворитАмерика.us.

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International Broadcasting, Russia

VOA Director Testifies Before Congress About Strategy in Russia and Cyber Attack on VOA Website But Serious Mistakes Go Unreported

Voice of America director Dan Austin had a hard time explaining before Congress the broadcasting and program delivery strategy for Russia and the cyber attack that shut down the VOA website, including its Russian-language site, for at least two full days during President Obama’s visit to Russia earlier this month. His testimony was most revealing in how damaging information was…

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Photos, Russia

Why are they not smiling? White House Photo from Obama-Putin Meeting

President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Why are they not smiling? Missile defense system in Central Europe, Georgia, Ukraine, NATO, Iran, human rights… See more photos on the White House Flickr page. Download Free Photo – Вы можете скачать эту фотографию…

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Audio

Ted Lipien’s 1976 Interview with Card. Karol Wojtyla – future Pope John Paul II

Ted Lipien’s 1976 Interview with Card. Karol Wojtyla – future Pope John Paul II (opening segment in Polish)   This interview was broadcast first by the Voice of America (VOA) in 1976. Those interested in broadcast quality copy of the entire interview should send an email to: mail@tedlipien.com   English Transcript Ted Lipien: I believe the just-concluded Eucharistic Congress in…

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Poland, Religion

Dr. Wanda Poltawska Defended Against Attacks by Pope’s Former Male Associates

Some of Pope John Paul II’s male friends and associates, including the Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, have attacked Dr. Wanda Poltawska, a Polish psychiatrist and defender of traditional family values, for publicizing her private correspondence with the Pope. They claim that Dr. Poltawska has exaggerated her close personal and professional relationship with Karol Wojtyla. Nothing could be further…

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Religion

A New Book About Pope John Paul II and Feminism Also Deals with Cold War Spying at the Vatican and Attempts to Influence Reporting by RFE/RL and VOA

I included here more information about “Wojtyla’s Women,” my book on Pope John Paul II and feminism. In the book, I discuss at some length the attempts of the Polish communist secret police and the KGB to recruit agents among Pope John Paul II’s friends, as well as their attempts to influence the reporting of journalists working at Radio Free…

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