Jan Urban

Jan Urban, journalist and historian, filed news stories for Radio Free Europe and the BBC as a dissident during the seventies and eighties. During the Velvet Revolution he managed logistics for Civic Forum and remained active in that organization until after the elections of 1990. He was editor in chief of Transitions magazine, founded in Prague in 1994, dedicated to fostering independent journalism in Central Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and successor states of the former Soviet Union. Mr. Urban continues to work as a journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, as well as for Czech Radio [Český rozhlas] in Prague. The interview, conducted in English, took place in the offices of Transitions magazine.

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