RFE Propaganda Photos

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty started a several-year-long campaign of self-promotion to prove to the US legislation that what they were doing was useful as providers of objective information for the peoples behind the Iron Curtain. Their operation was threatened to end when in 1971 it turned out that they were financed by the CIA as opposed to what had been communicated to the American public about RFE being a private company funded by contributions. While these images were made for propaganda purposes, their documentary value is unquestionable. http://catalog.osaarchivum.org/catalog/jdyeywZ2#context