Ex-VOA executive and journalist Ted Lipien continues to examine the implications of the Conde Nast/GQ censorship affair for Radio Liberty and its Russian Service, and also for VOA. He says that there is clear evidence
that censorship at Conde Nast was aimed not only at readers in Russia but also at consumers of news media in the United States and throughout the world. The publishers of the GQ magazine not only prevented the printing in Russia of Scott Anderson’s article about Prime Minister Putin but also banned it from the Internet. It cannot be read even on the GQ’s American website.