Ceaseless support of democracy

Laureaat Freedom of Speech Award 2002

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Laureaat Freedom of Speech Award 2002

This radio station started in 1949 to provide Eastern Europe with the factual information and opinion denied by the Communist authorities. It functioned as an intermediary between the forbidden opposition and the people in the satellites of the former Soviet Union. For its ceaseless support for the cornerstone of democracy—the free exchange of ideas.