Voices of Freedom: Radio Free Europe in the Cold War Era – debate, exhibition opening and film screening
Monday, March 12th 2012, Faculty of Political Science, Str. Spiru Haret 8, the Negulescu Hall
18.00 – 19.15 Panel discussion: Radio Free Europe: its legacy in Central Europe and its impact today (working language – English)
Sabina Fati (RO) – deputy editor in chief of Romania Libera, former journalist for RFE
Sławomir Łukasiewicz (PL) – head of the Department of the Scientific Research, Polish Institute of National Remembrance
Prokop Tomek (CZ) – historian, co-author of the exhibition Voices of Freedom: RFE in the Cold War Era
Pavel Žáček (CZ) – historian, office director of the Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes
Moderated by Oana-Valentina Suciu (RO), sociologist, assistant professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest
19.15 – 20.00 Opening of the exhibition „Voices of Freedom: Radio Free Europe in the Cold War Era“
20.00 Screening of movie „Cold Waves“, dir. Alexandru Solomon, 2008, Romania, 108’ (Romanian version with English subtitles)
The exhibition was prepared by the Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes and the Czech Centres to mark 60 years since the Radio Free Europe started broadcasting. It maps the history of the station and its specifics in each of the Visegrad countries, as well as in Romania and Bulgaria. It presents the editorial staffs and describes the RFE’s impact on political and social events of the Cold War era, such as on the Hungarian uprising in 1956 and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1989.
The exhibition is organised by the Czech Centre Bucharest in collaboration with the Political Sciences Faculty of the University of Bucharest on the occasion of the Czech presidency in the Visegrad Group.
The exhibition is held under the patronage of the Ambassadors of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Republic of Poland and Slovak Republic.
Accompanying event to the One World Romania Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights (www.oneworld.ro).
Partners: Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes and the Security Services Archive, Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Bucharest, Staropramen.
Media partners: Romania Libera, Academia Catavencu, Observatorul Cultural, 24FUN
The exhibition is staged from March 12 until March 26, 2012.