Friederike Kind-Kovács to give a talk at the University of Cambridge
Friederike Kind-Kovács, Postdoc at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, is going to deliver a paper on "Listening to the enemy: Radio surveillance and punishment in the early Cold War" at the University of Cambridge today. This talk is part of the Slavonic Studies series.
The paper seeks to examine the various levels of mutual surveillance involved in uncensored radio listening behind the Iron Curtain in the early 1950s. Through the lens of Radio Free Europe listeners’ testimonies, this paper aims to identify monitoring practices and forms of punishment that revolved around the production, transmission and consumption of uncensored radio broadcasts in Central and Eastern Europe.