Tributes to RFE/RL broadcasters Roman Kupchinsky and Jan Nowak-Jeziorański.

Posted: 24 Jan 2010   Print   Send a link
"Roman Kupchinsky, who founded and headed Radio Free Liberty/Radio Europe’s Ukrainian bureau in Kyiv and became an international expert on corruption and energy issues in the former Soviet Union, died on Jan. 19 after battling cancer. He was 65. ... He headed RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Bureau from 1990 – 2002. He also edited RFE/RL’s Organized Crime and Corruption Watch and served as a senior analyst for the organization from 2002-2008." Kyiv Post, 20 January 2010.
     "Former Radio Liberty Director S. Enders Wimbush recalls that when Kupchinsky applied for the job of director of the Ukrainian Service in 1989, he listed his special qualifications as, first, a 'graduate of the Army Special Forces School' and, secondly, 'wife is a child psychologist.' 'We considered that the perfect resume,' quipped Wimbush, and Kupchinsky was hired." OffMic blog, RFE/RL, 22 January 2010.
     "Observances commemorating the fifth anniversary of the death of Jan Nowak-Jeziorański begin today. The journalist, writer, politician, and a long-time head of the Polish section of Radio Free Europe died on 20 January 2005." Polskie Radio, 18 January 2010. Audio report from English Service of Polish Radio, 20 January 2010.