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Antony J. Blinken, the 71st US Secretary of State.
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Biden’s Advisor Anthony Blinken in 2009: Think less of what U.S. can do for Central Europe, get over history

By Ted Lipien For whatever reason, articles tend to disappear from the Internet. It happened recently to my October 20, 2009 article in Digital Journal “Biden’s advisor: think less of what U.S. can do for Central Europe, get over history.” The original article can still be viewed on Blogger News Network.  I wonder whose advice it was to President Biden…

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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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Congress, Digital Journal, International Broadcasting, VOA

Op-Ed: Federal employees identify U.S. stations for government-paid news SPECIAL | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published July 27, 2013 by Digital Journal Washington – Federal employees were told to identify U.S. stations but not to make offers of government-funded news to domestic media. With the controversy swirling over media reports that after a recent congressional modification in the 1948 Smith-Mundt Act, U.S. officials may try to target Americans with government propaganda, the federal agency…

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

Op-Ed: I’m not afraid of Voice of America news in the US, but . . . | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published July 15, 2013 by Digital Journal Washington – I am not afraid of taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) news in the United States, but I’m afraid of government officials who may interfere with the news and mistreat journalists. I am not afraid of Voice of America news being available on radio, TV and Internet in the United States. As…

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Op-Ed: US propaganda ban overturned with help of government propaganda | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published July 16, 2013 by Digital Journal Washington – Government officials used deceptive propaganda to get congress to overturn a ban on government news distribution in the U.S. Would government officials resort to deceptive propaganda to help them get the U.S. Congress to overturn an old law, the Smith-Mundt Act, which prohibited them from distributing government-funded news to…

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Op-Ed: Former US diplomat criticizes weak language on Libya killings | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published September 14, 2012 by Digital Journal Washington – Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe criticizes the executive staff of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) for using a weak language in describing the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. Public relations officials of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) — the U.S. government agency responsible for…

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Op-Ed: US helping Chinese censors stifle the Jasmine Revolution | Digital Journal

By Ted Lipien Published August 19, 2011 by Digital Journal Washington – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) executives have done a lot to damage U.S. radio and TV programs for audiences abroad nearly beyond repair. The latest crisis at the agency, which manages U.S. government-funded overseas broadcasts, involves appeasing a dictatorial regime in Africa, censoring Voice of America (VOA) news,…

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