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Tadeusz Mazowiecki: first leader of democratic Poland

  The world remembers the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 as the symbol of the end of the division of Europe, writes Denis MacShane, author of Solidarity: Poland’s independent trade union .

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From Velvet Underground to Velvet Revolution

After Soviet tanks crushed Czechoslovakia’s Prague Spring in 1968, all performing musicians were vetted for loyalty to the new regime, The Economist notes . The criteria included:

Voice of America Albanian Service, one of the best international broadcasting outlets in the world, marks 70th anniversary

BBG Watch Commentary The Voice of America (VOA) Albanian Service, considered one of the best international broadcasting outlets not only within the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) but

Polish TV to air film about Radio Free Europe and its contribution to freedom

Commentary by Ted Lipien Polish Television will air next weekend a five-part documentary film about the Polish Service of Radio Free Europe as a tribute to its message

Digital Journal Op-Ed: America could learn from rappers’ tribute to Radio Free Europe

Digital Journal Op-Ed: America could learn from rappers'

When asked what Radio Liberty means to them, most fired journalists said it is their life

BBG Watch Commentary When asked what Radio Liberty means to them, most fired journalists said it is their life [caption id="attachment_20872" align="alignleft" width="363" caption="Radio Liberty, 60 Years of Struggle for

Voice of America Russian Service analyzes Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech after 30 years

Russia expert and former U.S. international broadcasting specialist Dr. Paul Goble reported in his Window on Eurasia Blog that many democratic Russians consider Reagan’s

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Voice of America Russian Service analyzes Reagan’s "Evil Empire" speech after 30 years

Russia expert and former U.S. international broadcasting specialist Dr. Paul Goble reported in his Window on Eurasia Blog that many democratic Russians consider Reagan’s

Vitaly Portnikov at Radio Liberty 60th anniversary event in Moscow voices support for fired journalists

The 60th anniversary event was organized in Moscow on March 1 by Radio Liberty in Exile, a group of fired Radio Liberty journalists and their supporters.

RFE/RL Acting President Kevin Klose Marks 60 Years Of Radio Liberty

On March 1, 1953, Radio Liberty (then called Radio Liberation) began broadcasting in Russian to the Soviet Union. On the 60th anniversary of that first broadcast, RFE/RL

60 Years of Radio Liberty (Svoboda): Coverage as Exercise in Propaganda

Commentary by Leon   60 Years of Radio Liberty (Svoboda): Coverage as Exercise in Propaganda   By Leon (pen-name of RFE/RL insider)   Imagine: You are an alien who visited Earth on March

What would George Orwell say about journalism at Radio Liberty?

BBG Watch Commentary "Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations." - attributed to George Orwell “News is something somebody doesn't want

Radio Liberty is joined by Lyudmila Alexeeva to celebrate 60 years of defending free speech

BBG Watch Commentary Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has posted videos of the Radio Liberty 60th anniversary event held Friday at the RFE/RL headquarters in Washington. The main guest

Lev Roitman calls on Kevin Klose to act on restoring rights of RFE/RL employees

Commentary by Lev Roitman Former senior commentator at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Lev Roitman, who retired from the Russian Service after more than 30 years of service

Ivan Tolstoy praises solidarity of Radio Liberty journalists who resigned in protest

Ivan Tolstoy, who still works at Radio Liberty in Prague, spoke at the gathering organized on March 1 in Moscow by Radio Liberty in Exile about solidarity

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