RFE/RL celebrates 50 years of research and analysis
PRAGUE - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is now marking its 50th anniversary. Over the past half-century, research and analysis have been a major component of its activities.
During the harsh days of the Cold War, analysts at RFE/RL mined the Communist-era press for information on developments there. Later, as developments quickened and the demise of the USSR approached, RFE/RL launched its Daily Report, a journal of reports on developments in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe during that exciting period.
Today, after a decade of major changes both at RFE/RL and in its broadcast countries, RFE/RL publishes the daily RFE/RL Newsline and a dozen weeklies tracking developments in the station's broadcast region. In contrast to the past, RFE/RL's regional specialists must now handle an enormous flow of information, sorting out the significant from the unimportant for broadcasters and readers online around the world.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, May 13, 2001, No. 19, Vol. LXIX
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