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Voice of America removed from USA.gov

Government’s Global News Is Pulled From USA.gov, by Aliya Sternstein, National Journal’s Technology Daily [subscription required] February 22, 2007 PM edition

The Internet home for government information has been stripped of Voice of America content and other international news after federal lawyers determined that the material should not be on a domestic news site….

“In light of the administration’s other ventures into domestic propaganda,” said Patrice McDermott, executive director of OpenTheGovernment.org, “it was a matter of real concern that such information was on USA.gov, which is linked to by the states and by educational institutions around the country.”

…Removing VOA stories from USA.gov will not prevent the American public from accessing VOA on the Internet, VOA spokesman Joe O’Connell said.

“VOA has had a Web site for many years, now,” he said Wednesday. “In fact, all 45 of our broadcast languages have Web sites. The nature of the Web is that it doesn’t respect boundaries.”

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