On March 27, 2009, former Czech President Vaclav Havel presided over the first editorial meeting at RFE/RL's new home.
President Havel arrives at RFE/RL's headquarters.
President Havel touring the new building
The main conference room, where the first editorial meeting took place
As honorary editor, President Havel gave a short introductory address, then directed the discussion of the day's news.
RFE/RL President Jeffrey Gedmin listens while Havel speaks.
President Havel listens, as directors of RFE/RL's language services brief him on events in their countries
President Havel signs the RFE/RL guestbook
Photos from RFE/RL's history decorate the halls of the new headquarters.
Journalists from Radio Free Afghanistan shake hands with the president.
President Havel was presented with a letter from a listener in Afghanistan, one of hundreds received on a regular basis.
RFE/RL correspondent Jeremy Bransten interviews the president.
Employees gathered in the central newsroom to hear President Havel speak.
The president enters the central cewsroom to make a toast.
A toast to RFE/RL
Vaclav Havel with RFE/RL President Jeffrey Gedmin (L) and RFE/RL senior advisor Pavel Pechacek
All smiles as the president returns to the radio station that he helped bring to Prague.