United States. Office of the US High Commissioner for Germany. Information Services Division / RIAS, Berlin
What people say about RIAS: the Western press, pp. 6-8 PDF (1.2 MB)
The Soviet German anti-RIAS campaigns, pp. 8-9 PDF (750.7 KB)
- 7 - On the occasion of the taniversa of RIAS, February 7, 1951, :layor Reuter stated: It... RIAS broadcasts have become an integral part oTf Berlin life, which is hardly conceivable without it (RIAS)...." ttDieWl Feb 1951: "... As the"'Vtoice of Freedom" for the island of Berlin and the Soviet Zone RIAS plays an extraordinary role in the fight against Eastern terror and tyranny." "Berliner Anzei 6Fn eb 5l: tiThe 'Radio in the American Sector' is called upon to perform an important task: it is the connecting link between the Germans on either side of the Iron Curtain." "I tis-considered proper to measure the significance of a radio station by -the amount of hatred extended by its opponents, then RIAS, which cele- brates its fifth annvrarmoahs civda rare degree of fame.." PProfes'sor- Reuter, Mayor of Berlin,, at the op ing ofthe new 20 kw short-. , .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~4 wave transmitter on8 Aug,19i51: "From now on we have another opportunity to bring the truth to our .oppressed countrymen in the Soviet controlled zone and to those peoples wh6 have been robbed ofptheir freedom on the other side of the Iron- Curtain. The Soviet German Anti-RIAS CaMpaigns 'During the last seven years the COMMunist organs of the Soviet Zone and the Soviet Sector of Berlin have expended an incalculable amount of news space and air time in attacks upon RIAS., The stationl's staff have happiy aceted the, Communist slogan " rRIAS is worse than cyanide as a house motto., It sums up our opponent's estimate of our effectiveness, of which he is certainly the best judge. - 8 - '
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