In the 70s 80s Voice of America was one of the few sources of real news for those of us caught up under the Sowjet Empire. We could only listen in secret--You could be prosecuted for listening to VoA or Radio Free Europe.
Back then and there fake news was the common currency of the media. Nobody took anything printed / reported at face value.
VoA know how to report on dictators in hostile environments.
It is a cruel turn of fate that their experience has prepared them so well for reporting on home territory in the USA. I presume the team who filmed this are the Turkish VoA team who normally report on the ground in Turkey. Some of them will be Turkish dissidents. So they knew what to expect and how to report it.
Maybe they should offer courses to US based US journalists on reporting on dictators.