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We have been warning that the current VOA Persian editorial team has been damaging the credibility of the whole organization by not following VOA charter and basic rules of journalism for quite a while and senior managers including @VOAdirector, have been ignoring this.
2/10
Today it was finally revealed by @MazMHussain that "#HeshmatAlavi" a troll on Twitter who promotes MEK and its leader Maryam Rajavi, is indeed a fake persona. Such a person does not exist. BUT
3/10
VOA Persian editorial team has in the past ordered the translation and publication of his articles which have appeared on the Saudi/Wahabbi funded Al-Arabiya. Al-Arabiya is a network, is notorious for not being credible and takes orders from Saudi gov, unlike VOA.
4/10
VOA Persian, which should strictly follow the organizations guidelines in broadcasting balanced and accurate news and opinions, has again violated the basic rules by promoting "Heshmat Alavi". VOA Persian has never and ever interviewed anyone named as "Heshmat Alavi" so..
5/10
...how did it over a long period of time translate and publish articles by this fake persona whose agenda is promoting MEK?

It is widely known that Saudis are funding MEK activities and it is a fact that Al-Arabya is a Saudi state media. So the question is...
6/10
...why VOA Persian web manager or its director violated VOA's rules and basically followed the Saudis in promoting the MEK through publishing the fake Heshmat's articles?
7/10
Were they fooled by the Saudis? Why VOA Persian managers never investigated even once that if such a person exists?
Or promoting him through translating and publishing his articles from Al-arabiya was an intentional attempt to circumvent VOA's guidelines and...
8/10
...to show a green-light to MEK and other supporters of #Iran "regime-change" policy to stop harassing VOA? In any case, following the guidelines, would have prevented such an embarrassment.
9/10
VOA Persian needs real, educated and professional journalists to make editorial decisions. Integrity among the editorial team and top mangers is the key to improve its image among the Iranians around the world.
10/10
@VOAIran has been under pressure for a long time for broadcasting accurate news and maintaining an independent and balanced position. But during the past few years, because of incompetence managers, all of this have changed and many objecting the current path, have left VOA
What is interesting is that managers at @bbcpersian did their home work and on their website you can't find any articles written by the fake "Heshmat Alavi" @BBCKasraNaji
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