The series contains transcripts and summaries of interviews that RFE staff conducted with emigrants and visitors of Western countries.
The information items that came from the RFE’s ten Western European field bureaus, are based on interviews conducted with immigrants and defectors in Western refugee camps and immigration offices or with western travelers coming back from behind the Iron Curtain, and also RFE correspondence with anonymous sources from the socialist countries.
The structure of one information item is as follows: source, date, evaluation summary, evaluation comment and text. Sent to the Czechoslovak Unit, the reports were carefully checked for accuracy and plausibility. Only those reports which passed the various filtering systems were recommended as subjects for producing radio programs.