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Cold War broadcasting : impact on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe : a collection of studies and documents / edited by A. Ross Johnson and R. Eugene Parta ; foreword by Timothy Garton Ash.

Other author/creatorJohnson, A. Ross.
Other author/creatorParta, R. Eugene, 1940-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoBudapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2010.
Descriptionxxv, 584 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Goals of the Broadcasts -- ch. 1 RFE's Early Years: Evolution of Broadcast Policy and Evidence of Broadcast Impact / Paul B. Henze -- ch. 2 Goals of Radio Liberty / Gene Sosin -- ch. 3 The Voice of America: A Brief Cold War History / Alan L. Heil Jr. -- pt. 2 Jamming and Audiences -- ch. 4 Cold War Radio Jamming / George W. Woodard -- Appendix A Types of Jamming -- Appendix B An Example of a Shortwave Broadcasting Station During the Cold War -- ch. 5 The Audience to Western Broadcasts to the USSR During the Cold War: An External Perspective / R. Eugene Parta -- ch. 6 The Foreign Radio Audience in the USSR During the Cold War: An Internal Perspective / Elena I. Bashkirova -- ch. 7 The Audience to Western Broadcasts to Poland During the Cold War / Yvette Neisser Moreno -- Appendix C Weekly Listening Rates for Major Western Broadcasters to Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and the USSR During the Cold War
Contents Pt. 3 Impact of Western Broadcasts in Eastern Europe -- ch. 8 Radio Free Europe in the Eyes of the Polish Communist Elite / Jane Leftwich Curry -- ch. 9 Polish Regime Countermeasures against Radio Free Europe / Pawel Machcewicz -- ch. 10 Radio Free Europe's Impact in Romania During the Cold War / Nestor Ratesh -- ch. 11 Ceausescu's War against Our Ears / Germina Nagat -- ch. 12 Just Noise? Impact of Radio Free Europe in Hungary / Istvan Rev -- ch. 13 Bulgarian Regime Countermeasures against Radio Free Europe / Jordan Baev -- pt. 4 Impact of Western Broadcasts in the Ussr -- ch. 14 Soviet Reactions to Foreign Broadcasting in the 1950s / Julie Corwin -- ch. 15 Foreign Media, the Soviet Western Frontier, and the Hungarian and Czechoslovak Crises / Amir Weiner -- ch. 16 Water Shaping the Rock: Cold War Broadcasting Impact in Latvia / Peter Zvagulis -- pt. 5 Conclusions -- ch. 17 Cold War International Broadcasting and the Road to Democracy / R. Eugene Parta -- pt. 6 Documents From East European and Soviet Archives
Contents I. Regime Perceptions of Western Broadcasters -- Bulgaria -- 1. 1977. Interior Ministry Analysis of Foreign Propaganda against Bulgaria -- 2. 1986. Interior Ministry Report on the Staff of the Bulgarian Service of RFE -- 3. 1989. Bulgarian Politburo Discussion on RFE Monitoring Reports -- German Democratic Republic -- 4. 1970. Stasi Report on West German Government's Attitude to RFE and RL -- Hungary -- 5. 1973. Report to Politburo and Politburo Resolution on Fight against "Imperialist Propaganda" -- 6. 1978. Hungarian Central Committee Discusses Implementation of 1973 Resolution -- Romania -- 7. 1964. Securitate Reports on RFE's Encouragement of Romanian Independence from USSR -- Poland -- 8. 1966. Letter from Army Main Political Administration to Interior Minister on "Hostile" Radio Propaganda -- 9. 1967. Foreign Intelligence Report on RFE -- 10. 1976. Analysis of Western Radio "Propaganda" Directed at Poland -- 11. 1976. Analysis of Western Radio Coverage of KOR (Committee for the Defense of the Workers)
Contents 12. 1983. Polish Intelligence Alleges RFE Links to CIA -- 13. 1988. Information Bulletin for Party Leadership on Western Views of Poland -- USSR -- 14. 1953. TASS to CPSU on "anti-Soviet Propaganda" of VOA on Death of Lev Mekhlis -- 15. 1953. TASS on Radio Liberation Broadcast to USSR Military in Germany during June 1953 East German Revolt -- 16. 1953. Transcript of VOA Broadcast Citing Radio Liberation Appeal to Soviet Military in Germany -- 17. 1966. Gosteleradio Review of Tactics of Foreign Radio Propaganda -- 18. 1967. Memo to Central Committee on Propaganda Conducted by Foreign Radio Stations in Russian -- 19. 1968. Memo to Central Committee on Western Radio Propaganda against the USSR -- 20. 1968. KGB Report to Central Committee on RL Policy Guidelines -- II. Regime Countermeasures against Western Broadcasters -- Soviet Bloc -- 21. 1976. Bloc Intelligence Organs Take Joint Countermeasures against RFE and RL -- 22. 1976. Bulgarian Interior Ministry Account of Meeting in Prague -- 23. 1978. Bulgarian Gen. Stoyanov Meets KGB Gen. Bobkov to Discuss RFE and RL
Contents 24. 1979. Bulgarian and Czech Interior Ministries Plan to Cooperate against Foreign Propaganda -- 25. 1980. Statements by KGB Chairman and Polish and Czech Interior Ministers during Bloc Meeting on Western Radio -- 26. 1981. Minutes of Meeting between Czechoslovak and Hungarian Interior Ministry Officials on the Carlos Terrorist Group and RFE Bomb Attack -- 27. 1985. Bulgarian Interior Minister Visits Moscow to Coordinate Activities against Foreign Propaganda Operations -- Bulgaria -- 28. 1977. Bulgaria Gets Help from KGB to Fight "Ideological Subversion" -- 29. 1979. Bulgarian Cooperation with KGB against "Subversive Centers" -- 30. 1979. Interior Ministry Note on Actions against Western Radio -- Czechoslovakia -- 31. 1956. Politburo Resolution on Plan to Counter "Reactionary" Exiles -- 32. 1975. Interior Ministry Note on Actions of Agent Minarik against RFE -- 33. 1969. Report to CPSU Central Committee on Visit of Czech Delegation to Discuss Countering Enemy Propaganda in Czechoslovakia -- Hungary -- 34. 1963. Report to Politburo on Jamming of Western Radio
Contents 35. 1963. Minutes of Politburo Meeting on Jamming of Western Radio -- Poland -- 36. 1953. Polish Proposal for Bloc-wide Coordination of Jamming -- 37. 1953. Interior Ministry Report on Intercepted Letters Sent to RFE Cover Addresses -- 38. 1972. Gierek Calls for Offensive Action against "Centers of Subversion" -- 39. 1983. RFE Linked to CIA at Trial in Absentia of Zdzislaw Najder -- 40. 1983. Military Court Passes Death Sentence on Zdzislaw Najder -- 41. 1984. Central Committee Analysis of Western Propaganda and Recommended Countermeasures -- 42. 1985. Interior Ministry Report on Information Leaked to RFE on Catholic Church -- USSR -- 43. 1951. Report on Western Broadcasts to Poland and Council of Ministers Decree on Jamming the Broadcasts -- 44. 1957. Letter to Khrushchev from Radio Moscow German-Language Service Urging Creation of Warsaw Pact Radio Station Analogous to RFE -- 45. 1958. Report to Central Committee about Press Conference on "Subversive Activities" of Western Radios -- 46. 1959. KGB Report on Uneven Quality of Jamming of Western Broadcasts
Contents 47. 1960. Central Committee Analysis of Western Radio Propaganda, Decree to Combat it, and Implementation Responses from Latvia, Estonia and Uzbekistan -- 48. 1963. Minutes of Presidium Meeting on Restricting Soviet Shortwave Receivers -- 49. 1965. Memo to CC CPSU from Turkmen CC on Extending Turkmen Foreign Broadcasting -- 50. 1971. Report by KGB Chairman Andropov on RFE and RL -- 51. 1986. Memo to Central Committee from Politburo Members Ligachev and Chebrikov on Jamming of Western Radio Stations.
Abstract "It was not a matter of propaganda ... black and white ideological broadcasts ... What made [Radio Free Europe] important were its impartiality, independence, and objectivity."--Vaclav Havel.
Abstract "Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty were critically important weapons in the free world's competition with Soviet totalitarianism--and without them the Soviet bloc might even have not disintegrated ... The account in this book of their activities is therefore not only informative, but critical to understanding recent history."--Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Abstract "The studies and translated Soviet bloc documents published in this book demonstrate the enormous impact of Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, and Voice of America during the Cold War. By promoting democratic values and undermining the monopoly of information on which Communist regimes relied, the Radios contributed greatly to the end of the Cold War."--George P. Shultz.
Abstract "I know of no other mass media organization that has done more than RFE/RL to help create the Europe in which we live today--a Europe not divided into two opposing camps."--Elena Bonner.
Abstract Examines the role of Western broadcasting to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe during the Cold War, with a focus on Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. It includes chapters by radio veterans and by scholars who have conducted research on the subject in once-secret Soviet bloc archives and in Western records. It also contains a selection of translated documents from formerly secret Soviet and East European archives, most of them published here for the first time. --Book Jacket.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2010011584
ISBN9789639776807 (hardbound)
ISBN9639776807 (hardbound)

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