The story of radio free europe and radio liberty introduction radio free europe's first full schedule of broadcasting to czechoslovakia began in 1951.
Hungarian revolution bibliography  the events in hungary  in october to november 1956 have been characterized both as an uprising and a revolution the revolt was spontaneous, and its adherents came from diverse political and social backgrounds with disparate motivations. Yet washington's role in the hungarian revolution soon became mired in controversy one of the most successful weapons in the east-west battle for the hearts and minds of eastern europe was the cia-administered radio free europe.
Illustrated with over 30 contemporary photographs, the hungarian revolution, 1956 provides a perfect introduction to one of the momentous occasions in 20th century history this entry was posted in blog , cold war and tagged cold war , hungary , khrushchev by history in an hour. “radio free europe was in part incorrectly, but in part correctly, criticized for, directly or indirectly, giving encouragement to the hungarian uprising to continue – not promising western. The hungarian revolution was a failed uprising in october 1956 hungarians called for a full withdrawal of soviet troops it was crushed weeks later in some of its broadcasts, radio free europe, financed by the us government and run by eastern european exiles, gave the impression that the west might come to the hungarians’ assistance.
Radio free europe and the voice of america indicated help was on its way and encouraged the hungarians to fight, and they did the soviets pulled back a new free, multi-party government was formed almost overnight, hope filled the air. Forbes editors' picks how a cold war dj showed the power of rock and roll radio free europe had encouraged a hungarian revolution in 1956 but the rebellion was quickly put down by the.
While hungarians of all political persuasions credit radio free europe with helping to bring about the end of the communist system, rfe's role during the 1956 hungarian revolution is widely.