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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 2, February 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript Meltirr IIFE PHOTO A Radio Free Europe reporter (right) interviews an escapee from Czechoslovakia while his story is simultaneously recorded on tape for future broadcast. MISSION OF FREE EUROPE COMMITTEE (Excerpts from Annual Report of the President of Free Europe Committee. Inc., to the Directors and Members of the Committee.) Incorporated in the State of INew York in 1949. Free Europe Committee is a membership association of American citizen- who believe that the peoples behind the Iron Curtain — in Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Hungary, I^itvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania — are being belli captive against their will by the agents of Soviet Russia who, for the time being, rule over them. The mission of Free Europe Committee is therefore to work for the freedom of these people- in order that they may one dni be able to erect democratic institutions of their own choosing and join with the other peoples of Europe in establishing a peaceful, fraternal and cooperative European community. 'Ibis mission is consonant with I nited Slate- policy as repeatedly enunciated by President Eisenhower and other members of hi- Administration. It is consistent also with the Bermuda declaration of December 1953 made jointly by the heads of the British, French and United Statt- Kinrrniiiriits in the-,- terms; "We cannot accept as justified or permanent the present division of Europe. Our hope is that, in due course, peaceful means will be found to enable the countries of Eastern Europe again to play their part a- free nations in a free Europe." Whitney II. Shepabmon RADIO Free Europe was established by the Free Europe Committee in December, 1949, to conduct a campaign of psychological warfare against the Communist regimes of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. It is supported by the contributions of the American people to the Crusade for Freedom. Radio Free Europe went on the air in July, 1950, with one mobile shortwave transmitter broadcasting a few hours a week to the countries. Now, with 29 powerful short and medium- wave transmitters located in West Germany and Portugal, Radio Free Europe programs are on the air more than 3,000 hours a week. The basic aim of Radio Free Europe is to help the people behind the Iron Curtail) in their struggle to regain their national freedom and individual liberties. The most effective weapon in this struggle is the truth, which is constantly used to expose conditions within the Soviet orbit that the Communists prefer to hide from the people. The truth is also used to spread dissent among the Communists themselves, thus disrupting party machinery and reducing its power over the people. To carry out its mission, Radio Free Europe established a network of five stations — the Voice of Free Czechoslovakia, of Free Hungary, Free Poland. Free Romania and Free Bulgaria — over which exiles from these nations speak to their own countrymen. force from Stockholm and IlambutB f. to Istanbul, continued to i«J ^tu newly-arrived refugees from || Ll s| Curtain countries. From all <*. ai something of interest was le^ p ,,v about conditions in their to** __ .' villages, popular sentiment Jj cj ,. the Communist rulers, radio l'sj t ' attitudes on democracy and tllfi tcan people, etc. A special J3 math refugee is the "defector,' the j^j tl,fj nist part)' or regime officiid "Voic eyes have been opened to '^fdspeaj lent nature of the creed and gar| pressive and inefficient ch»r* the n the system. j0{ th( The exiles who write and V'j ter ol Radio Free Europe's Pl0'~r'L nieh chosen on the basis of p1'"' in its skill and specialized know li,('k, ]=j are the best available editors, 5 It m£ ists, newscasters, actors, "JLlgal, y entertainers. They are expt'1 f -fh, field of labor, agriculture, eC\|T:eede religion, government, science j ir0rn affairs. Many of them ,v'fj ment.' known in their countries 1" J gee f were forced to flee from C0jradio t\ ranuy. Speaking to their c° ,|speak now as friends and patriots, Jed,'"] able to forge a strong lii)r: lEtiror their people behind the I'1"1 plain and the free world. . even Radio free Europe is on % Wrote hours a day to its major taff!, popu] ]ieting for listeners with '"C'jjj* is r stations hour bv hour. Thci'e becau time to give close atteiitfJ/Vak c various problems of all selr ?iscapi the population: workers., J^'fee . outli. women, party merni Radio Free Europe correspondents, keepers, security police. th» F. acts Page 16 Facts FonuM News, Feb''"
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