There is no way of sugarcoating the bitter reality; something is really rotten at the Persian Service of the Voice of America.

For the propaganda arm of the lone superpower, the Persian Service offers, at best, a clumsy high school level TV production.

There is no shortage of seasoned journalists, at least the ones who have stuck around, there are also ample number of potential journalists who need to learn to leave their political baggage and differing agendas at home.

Letting Rudi Bakhtiar with extended experience and worldwide name recognition slip through their hands is just dumb management.


Above is from the blog posted on 24-Oct-2011, which was about Rudi Bakhtiar leaving VOA.  

Since then things have gotten worse at VOA Persian. And now to top it, Siamak Dehghanpour (picture above), the producer/presenter of their flagship TV program “Ofogh” has gone missing, with rumors abound about his falling out with the management.

Sadly, VOA management continues to stink to high heaven, U.S. Congress, HELP!


Sanction works, U.S. Senate, get to it.