“Voice of America” verifies reports on racist comments of his employee

The journalist placed on administrative leave during the investigation

“Voice of America” investigating media reports that one of the employees of the Agency were published in the Internet of racist, sexist and homophobic comments, using an alias. Until the Agency conducts the investigation, the journalist is on administrative leave.

Responding to media queries, the Director of “voice of America” Amanda Bennett said: “the”Voice of America” will not tolerate racist, sexist or politically prejudiced statements in social networks – be (these statements) are public or private. Our rules leave no doubt that such behavior is prohibited”.

“Voice of America” – an international media organization funded by the US government. Broadcast “voice of America” is approximately 1500 hours per week. Is – news, information, and educational and cultural programs. Audience, “voice of America” is about 236 million people worldwide. The Agency’s Charter requires it working journalists to cover events accurately, objectively and comprehensively.