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Canadian Initiative to Recognize Ukrainian Famine Genocide Subverted by Politics at Voice of America
September 22, 2020
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Graeme Harris (Graeme.firstname.lastname@example.org), tel. 416.402.7050 or
Brian Smith (bsmith@the‐lanes.ca), tel. 416.822.3130
Initiative to Recognize Ukrainian Famine Genocide
Politics at Voice of America
TORONTO, September 23, 2020 – An interview recently broadcast on Voice of America (VOA) was edited to remove key references that might offend Russian authorities, according to the Canadian not-for-profit organization featured in the interview.
The Holodomor National Awareness Tour, a project of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF), is engaged in a campaign to have the word “Holodomor” added to English-language dictionaries – a word adopted around the world to describe the engineered famine of 1932-33 ordered by Joseph Stalin that killed millions of Ukrainian men, women and children. The campaign involves an online petition and features a deep-fake video of Joseph Stalin acknowledging the role he played in the famine and its deliberate cover-up.
Voice of America taped an interview with CUF Chair Bob Onyschuk, but both the Stalin video and a link to the petition were cut when the interview was finally broadcast. When HNAT questioned the decision, it was advised that “VOA has an editorial policy that does not allow agitation of this kind.”
“Voice of America was created to be a truthful source of information for people around the world for whom truth is at a premium,” said Bob Onyschuk. “Why now are they shying away from telling the truth about the Russian denial of a genocide that has been acknowledged by the U.S., Canada and countries around the world? It sure seems to me like the interference in editorial decisions is coming right from the top.”
Both the video and the link to the petition can be found by visiting DeepTruth.ca and media outlets are welcome to include them in their reporting.
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