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Role of Radio Free Europe in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. For an expanded discussion of the 1956  RFE Hungarian broadcasts based on additional source material, see A. Ross Johnson, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty; the CIA Years and Beyond. Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press, 2010, Chapter  Three, “Two Octobers in 1956,” pp. 79-130.


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A. Ross Johnson

A. Ross Johnson

History and Public Policy Program Fellow;
Senior Adviser, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; former Director, Radio Free Europe

Before his passing in February 2021, A. Ross Johnson was a Wilson Center History and Public Policy Fellow and Senior Advisor for Archives at RFE/RL. He was a former director of Radio Free Europe. 

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