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THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE AND IMPART INFORMATION - PRELUDE TO THE LONDON INFORMATION FORUM

Thursday, March 16, 1989
2:00am
334 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Official Transcript: 
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Alfonse D'Amato
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Leonard Sussman
Title: 
Senior Scholar in International Communication
Body: 
Freedom House
Name: 
David Shipler
Title: 
Senior Associate
Body: 
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Name: 
Lev Timofeyev
Title: 
Writer/Prisoner/Founding Member/Editor
Body: 
Press Club Glasnost/Referendum
Name: 
Dr. Gabor Demesky
Title: 
Hungarian Sociologist/Co-Founder and Chief Editor/Editor/Membere
Body: 
AB Independent Publishers/Hirmondo/Democratic Opposition

This Commission hearing focused on the implementation of the provisions of the Helsinki Accords in the member countries of Eastern Europe. The hearing reviewed the compliance records of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, with the provisions regarding the free flow of information. The East has had a mixed record in regards to its compliance of the information provisions of the Helsinki Accords. Expert witnesses gave testimony to bring better understanding of the bewildering, and sometimes contradictory signals the East is sending on its information policies.

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