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“Is the tornado of change on its way in Voice of America – Persian News Network?”

2011 May 19

Special Report / Radio Koocheh

Translated by Avideh Motmaen-Far

Two months have passed since the new manager of Voice of America – Persian News Network took office and it seems Mr. Asgard has taken his first steps for serious change. Previously, some believed that given the atmosphere in Voice of America – Persian News Network, he would not be able to make major changes but as his first step, he has appointed ”Setareh Derakhshesh”, professor lecturer of international relations at George Town University, as executive editor of  Voice of America – Persian News Network.

Ms. Sieg or Derakhshesh has been working for Voice of America since 1993. Considering her new appointment, she will be responsible for the content published in all parts of the website, the radio and the television.

It seems that with this appointment, the first step to redirect the management policy toward a new way of considering roles and responsibilities of employees has been taken in Voice of America – Persian News Network. Earlier, news from Voice of America – Persian News Network also suggested conflict between the current editor with Mr. Asgard on employing elements outside Voice of America – Persian News Network and some disagreement with regards to the Website.

Protesters say that a group of experienced journalists, during the period of Mr. Sadjadi, had repeatedly been reprimanded by him. Considering the new appointment of Mrs. Derakhshesh  officially for the sixth of June, the issue with the current editor seems to be cleared.

News from close friends to Mr. Sadjadi suggests that he might be planing to retire, but is not clear whether his corporate tenure will allow him to retire or not.

But changes do not stop here. It seems that Mr. Asgard’s diplomacy has been based on the review of the environment and then deployment of methods. It is said he has sought to create advisory groups from outside Voice of America – Persian News Network, to communicate with journalists, to employ new forces and clear up useless elements. Also creating an assessment groups composed of Americans whose members appraise the quality of the current team, is another program of the new manager of Voice of America – Persian News Network.

Setareh Derakhshesh or Sieg has been collaborating with VOA – PNN since 1993. She holds a Bachelor degree in Law, a Masters in Political Science and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Sorbonne. In recent years, Derakhshesh has been presenting only a few special editions.

However some ask: “Has the wind of change blown across Voice of America?”

Farsi

 

«نوشته فوق می تواند نظر نویسنده باشد و الزامن نظر رادیو کوچه نیست»

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