The United States established Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty during the Cold War to broadcast news and information into countries behind the Iron Curtain in their own languages. Today, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty—which reports news in 22 countries and 26 languages—is about to relaunch its Hungarian service for the first time since it was shut down following the collapse of communism. RFE/RL’s new president, Jamie Fly, joins Greg from Prague to discuss that and what else RFE/RL is doing three decades after the fall of the Soviet empire.


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President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty





Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs

Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power



The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard



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