Război psihologic: fenomenul Radio Europa Liberă


  • Andreea Iustina Tuzu Faculty of History, University of Bucharest


Radio Free Europe, Cold War, Communism, USA, USSR


The aim of this paper is to present a less researched topic in Romania: the phenomenon Radio Free Europe (RFE), international radio station, which was founded in the late `40s by the National Committee for a Free Europe of the USA, under CIA auspices. On the one hand, it presents the general framework of the establishment and the mission of the RFE, and on the other hand, it customizes the discussion on the Romanian section of Radio Free Europe, on the structure, institutions, associations and international organizations that have supported its activity. The paper ends with the presentation of the methods used by the Romanian security to counter this activity. In other words, the paper highlights the importance of the establishment of this radio station, the role that it had during the Cold War and how the security services of the USSR and the Eastern European countries have tried to counteract its activity, and how in this context, the radio turned into a real „obsession” for them, and the proof consists of the plans made by them during the communist period.

Author Biography

Andreea Iustina Tuzu, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest

MA student, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest