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Mobilizing the Airwaves: The Challenges to the Voice of America and RFE/RL

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Publication Date: November 1981

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Paul Olkhavsky

Topic: Media, telecommunications, and information (Radio)

Keywords: Europe

Type: Report


Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty have suffered from insufficient funding, technical inadequacy, and over--restrictive programming guidelines. Even under these conditions, the staffs have done a remarkable job. From what is known, both radios have wide audiences despite jamming and weak signals. However, much improvement is necessary.