April 25, 2019. By Jessica Donati. A Western voice has tilted toward post-Soviet authoritarian leader in Central Asia, say diplomats and the network.
June 4, 2017. By Robert R. Reilly. As a former director of the Voice of America, I was surprised at the current VOA director’s May 26 letter upbraiding the performance of her Mandarin language service chief. Amanda Bennett said that Sasha Gong didn’t uphold “the journalistic principles . . . [that] apply universally to all VOA services.” In my 11 years of experience at VOA, I am unaware of anything like this having happened before.
May 26, 2017. By Amanda Bennett. Regarding Sasha Gong’s “How China Managed to Muffle the Voice of America” (op-ed, May 24): The Voice of America’s (VOA) charter, as written in law, requires that we adhere to the highest professional standards of journalism and maintain editorial independence, free from political interference. That practice held true in this case as well.
By Sasha Gong. May 23, 2017. The Foreign Ministry warned VOA’s Beijing correspondent against ‘interference.’ Last month I was scheduled to interview the Chinese real estate and investment tycoon Guo Wengui about his claims of extensive corruption in the Chinese Communist Party. Mr. Guo—who sometimes calls himself Miles Kwok—worked closely for years with Chinese intelligence services and says he even financed their operations. He has lived abroad since 2015 and granted me a live interview in his New York apartment.