[USC02] 22 USC 6544: Report on privatization of RFE/RL, Incorporated
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22 USC 6544: Report on privatization of RFE/RL, Incorporated Text contains those laws in effect on April 5, 2020
From Title 22-FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSECHAPTER 74-FOREIGN AFFAIRS AGENCIES CONSOLIDATIONSUBCHAPTER III-UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCYPart B-International Broadcasting

§6544. Report on privatization of RFE/RL, Incorporated

Not later than March 1 of each year, the Broadcasting Board of Governors shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the progress of the Board and of RFE/RL, Incorporated, on any steps taken to further the policy declared in section 6211(a) of this title. The report under this subsection shall include the following:

(1) Efforts by RFE/RL, Incorporated, to terminate individual language services.

(2) A detailed description of steps taken with regard to section 6211(a) of this title.

(3) An analysis of prospects for privatization over the coming year.

(4) An assessment of the extent to which United States Government funding may be appropriate in the year 2000 and subsequent years for surrogate broadcasting to the countries to which RFE/RL, Incorporated, broadcast during the year. This assessment shall include an analysis of the environment for independent media in those countries, noting the extent of government control of the media, the ability of independent journalists and news organizations to operate, relevant domestic legislation, level of government harassment and efforts to censor, and other indications of whether the people of such countries enjoy freedom of expression.

( Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XIII, §1328, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–784 .)

Change of Name

Broadcasting Board of Governors renamed United States Agency for Global Media pursuant to section 6204(a)(22) of this title. The renaming was effectuated by notice to congressional appropriations committees dated May 24, 2018, and became effective Aug. 22, 2018.