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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), America's intelligence agency, has made use of media assets, both foreign and domestic, for its covert operations. It was first reported on in the late 1960s, when it became known that that the Congress for Cultural Freedom was largely funded by the CIA. In 1973, the Washington Star-News reported that CIA had enlisted more than thirty Americans working abroad as journalists, citing an internal CIA inquiry ordered by CIA director William E. Colby.[1] The Church Committee was the first congressional committee established in the 1970s to look specifically into the CIA's past activities. Some classified information in the (unpublished) report of the Pike Committee was leaked to The Village Voice, which showed more details on the CIA's media manipulation. The Committee mentioned that the:Template:Cquote

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  • U.S. House. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The CIA and the Media. 95th Congress, 1st and 2nd sessions. December 27, 28, 29, 1977, January 4, 5, and April 20, 1978.

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