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Liberty Goes On.

A note from RFE/RL Russian Service director Andrey Shary to audiences in Russia.

Glória: RFE’s Portuguese Launchpad Over The Iron Curtain

Within two months of Radio Free Europe’s (RFE) first transmission in July 1950 via the 7,500kw mobile shortwave transmitter affectionately known as “Barbara,” the executives that established RFE were already…

Holzkirchen: RFE’s First Medium Wave ‘Voice of Freedom’

May 1, 2021 marked the 70th anniversary of Radio Free Europe’s (RFE) first medium wave broadcast, from Munich, Germany to Czechoslovakia.

Barbara: The Original Voice Of RFE

Barbara represents everything Radio Free Europe has represented for the past seventy years.

How Liberty Came To Russia

On August 19, 1991, a military coup was attempted in Moscow. Instead of reporting on the event, Soviet television broadcast the ballet, Swan Lake.

A Place of Heroes and Hope, RFE/RL’s Headquarters at Prague-Hagibor

RFE/RL broadcasts daily from Prague-Hagibor, a site connected for more than a century with offering help and hope to people in need.

‘RFE/RL Will Continue To Be Heard’: Carlos the Jackal and The Bombing of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, February 21, 1981

‘Four of our employees are injured, our building is damaged, but RFE/RL will continue to be heard.’

The First Broadcasts of Radio Free Europe’s Czechoslovak Service

On July 4, 1950 RFE broadcast a 30-minute message to audiences in Czechoslovakia, announcing its first-time presence — anywhere — on the air.

Harassment of Ukrainian Service Journalists –– Statement by RFE/RL President Jamie Fly

Statement by RFE/RL President Jamie Fly “RFE/RL strongly condemns the recent harassment of journalists and support staff working for the Ukrainian Service’s award-winning investigative program ‘Schemes: Corruption in Details.’ It…

How Listeners Thwarted Radio Jamming In Czechoslovakia

In Czechoslovakia, outside of the Prague Spring’s brief experiment with political liberalization, authorities invested immense financial and technical resources in jamming the signal of RFE’s Czechoslovak Service and other foreign…