Author page: Ted Lipien

China, Digital Journal, VOA

Op-Ed: Chinese dissident criticizes Obama, praises Hillary Clinton | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published March 22, 2015 in Digital Journal In an exclusive interview with the Voice of America (VOA) Mandarin Service, blind Chinese exiled human rights activist Chen Guangcheng blamed President Obama and the White House staff, but not former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for allegedly trying to force him out from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. A more prompt…

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Cold War, Digital Journal, Highlights, History, Poland, VOA

Op-Ed: Murder of Polish priest may offer clues in Boris Nemtsov’s case | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published March 3, 2015 by Digital Journal Authoritarian, corrupt or rogue regimes, their leaders, and their beneficiaries often behave in similar ways in different countries. They fear their democratic opponents and rely on the secret police to keep themselves in power through monitoring, intimidating, jailing and sometimes killing those who may challenge their repressive rule. Although Poland…

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Cold War, Glos Ameryki, Poland, Video, VOA

Jerzy Popiełuszko – Vice President George H.W. Bush Visits Slain Priest’s Grave, Poland 1987

During his visit to Poland in September 1987, U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush took part in a wreath-laying ceremony for Father Jerzy Popieluszko at the St. Stanislaw Kostka Church in Warsaw (September 28, 1987). Voice of America VOA Polish Service director Tadeusz (Ted) Lipien reported on the visit from Warsaw.

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Cuba, Digital Journal, VOA

Op-Ed: Cuba keeps Voice of America and Marti reporters away | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published January 21, 2015 by Digital Journal Roberta Jacobson, U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, will lead the U.S. delegation to Cuba this week, but Voice of America (VOA) and Radio and TV Marti reporters are not likely to be given visas by the Castro regime to travel to Cuba with Ms. Jacobson. They were not there for…

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Digital Journal

Op-Ed: Help save Lake Tahoe from losing its iconic skyline | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published December 11, 2014 by Digital Journal Tahoe Vista – Community campaign to protect iconic Lake Tahoe skyline from development needs state, national and international support.As one of the signs of the times of declining appreciation for public good, Lake Tahoe and other natural landmarks are being targeted for development that threatens to destroy their environmental health and…

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Digital Journal, Public Diplomacy, RFE, RL, Russia, VOA

Op-Ed: Putin’s Russian victimhood on Voice of America | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published October 20, 2014 by Digital Journal Western media both expose, but often just report, Putin’s Russian victimhood propaganda claims, while poor management at Voice of America and insufficient funding from Congress prevent U.S. broadcaster from effectively countering Kremlin’s disinformation. Two recent Washington Post op-eds did more to expose both the duplicity and the success of Putin’s disinformation and…

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Digital Journal, Featured, Highlights, International Broadcasting, Russia, VOA

Op-Ed: Propaganda war in which Voice of America helps Putin | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published September 9, 2014 by Digital Journal Because of gullibility of officials in charge of U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA), the Obama Administration helps President Putin win disinformation and propaganda war over Ukraine with some of VOA’s reports and programs. U.S. taxpayers are helping Russia’s President Putin win his propaganda and disinformation war over Ukraine by…

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Cold War, Glos Ameryki, History, Media, Poland, Video, VOA

Tomlinson on Voice of America coverage of Pope John Paul II

Former Voice of America (VOA) director and former Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Ken Tomlinson, who died in 2014, told the Voice of America in 2012 that his most memorable moment at VOA was when he visited the Polish Service and helped to arrange extensive news coverage of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland when the country was…

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Congress, Digital Journal, International Broadcasting, Public Diplomacy, VOA

Op-Ed: No propaganda, Voice of America need not fear reform bill | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published May 2, 2014 by Digital Journal Washington – Mismanagement by senior executives threatens journalistic independence of Voice of America (VOA) much more than the bipartisan bill in Congress designed to reform U.S. international media outreach. There will be no government propaganda from VOA. One advantage of being my age (60) is that I have a longer view…

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Congress, Digital Journal, International Broadcasting, Russia, Ukraine, VOA

Op-Ed: Ukraine gets short shrift from mismanaged Voice of America | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published January 29, 2014 by Digital Journal Washington – Mismanaged and underfunded Voice of America failed to highlight in English and most other languages Obama’s State of the Union remark on Ukraine. Its oversight board needs to reform the taxpayer-funded media outlet and get more money from Congress. As a former Voice of America (VOA) journalist and acting associate director,…

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Digital Journal, International Broadcasting, RFE, RL, Russia

American journalist rejects Russia’s claims for visa denial | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published January 14, 2014 by Digital Journal David Satter, an American journalist and advisor at U.S. taxpayer-funded Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), has posted a statement on his website rejecting official Russian explanations for the denial of his journalist’s visa to work in Russia.  Satter said that he had complied completely with all instructions from the…

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Digital Journal, International Broadcasting, Media, Public Diplomacy, VOA

Op-Ed: RFI explaining French ways to global audience, even love and sex | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published January 14, 2014 by Digital Journal Unlike some Voice of America (VOA) executives in the U.S. who seem to think that cultural differences can be ignored, (everybody wants to be like Americans after all), Radio France Internationale (RFI) reporters generally do an excellent job of explaining France to international audiences. My congratulations today go to RFI’s Angela Diffley who gave…

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Audio, Cold War, Glos Ameryki, Poland, Public Diplomacy, VOA

Martial law prisoners in Poland praised Reagan, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe

Originally posted on December 4, 2013 Today’s political prisoners who are fighting for democracy and human rights are still being held in China, Iran and in many other countries. While much of Central and Eastern Europe, previously under Soviet domination is now free, Belarus and Russia are still ruled by autocratic leaders and pro-democracy forces in Ukraine are struggling to…

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