Jeffrey Young came to the “Corruption” beat after years of doing news analysis, primarily on global strategic issues such as nuclear proliferation. During most of 2013, he was on special assignment in Baghdad and elsewhere with the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR). Previous VOA activities include VOA-TV, where he created the “How America Works” and “How America Elects” series, and the “Focus” news analysis unit.
Prior to coming to VOA in 2001, he ran a pioneering live streaming Internet business in London. He was the lead person in the reconstruction of Kuwait’s state broadcasting after the 1991 Gulf War. In 1988, he created the first all-business-and-financial radio station in the United States, WPGC/Washington, DC. Before that, he was a network anchor for ABC and NBC, first in New York, then, Washington. His on-air career began when he was 17, as a DJ at a Miami rock station. His hobby is antique watch restoration.
Corruption, the abuse of public funds for private gain, has impoverished otherwise resource-rich countries. Host Carol Castiel and VOA TV Senior Analyst Jeffrey Young, talk with Frank Vogl, Founder of Transparency International, one of the foremost organizations fighting worldwide corruption, about the adverse impact of corruption and
The Internet has become a main conduit of news and information, some of it legitimate and factually correct, but there is also a substantial amount of disinformation, distortion, and outright falsehoods being presented to the public. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and American University journalism professor Dr. Margot Susca joins host Jeffrey Young to discuss the idea of countering disinformation and fake news by turning the public into an “army of fact checkers.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the White House on November 13, at a time when Ankara’s relations with NATO and the West are strained. Guest host VOA Senior Analyst Jeffrey Young discusses the situation with Middle East Institute and U.S. Institute of Peace analyst Dr. Graeme Bannerman, and Foundation for the Defense of Democracies analyst, Aykan Erdemir.
India recently declared that the semi-autonomous regions of Jammu and Kashmir are now “part of the union,” a move that Pakistan, with which India has repeatedly fought over this mountainous northern region, has denounced. On this edition of Encounter, guest host Jeffrey Young discusses the implications of India’s actions with Atlantic Council South Asia Director Irfan Nooruddin and Foreign Policy Magazine Managing Editor Ravi Agrawal.