22 U.S. Code § 1465aa - Findings and purposes

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The Congress finds and declares that—
(1) it is the policy of the United States to support the right of the people of Cuba to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers, in accordance with article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
(2) consonant with this policy, television broadcasting to Cuba may be effective in furthering the open communication of accurate information and ideas to the people of Cuba and, in particular, information about Cuba;
(3) television broadcasting to Cuba, operated in a manner not inconsistent with the broad foreign policy of the United States and in accordance with high professional standards, would be in the national interest;
(4) facilities broadcasting television programming to Cuba must be operated in a manner consistent with applicable regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, and must not affect the quality of domestic broadcast transmission or reception; and
(5) that  [1] the Voice of America already broadcasts to Cuba information that represents America, not any single segment of American society, and includes a balanced and comprehensive projection of significant American thought and institutions, but that there is a need for television broadcasts to Cuba which provide news, commentary, and other information about events in Cuba and elsewhere to promote the cause of freedom in Cuba.


[1]  So in original. The word “that” probably should not appear.

Source

(Pub. L. 101–246, title II, § 242,Feb. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 58.)
Repeal of Section

Section repealed upon transmittal of determination by President under section 6063 (c)(3) of this title that democratically elected government in Cuba is in power, see section 6037 (c) of this title.
Codification

Section was enacted as part of the Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act which comprises this subchapter, and not as part of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 which comprises this chapter.
Short Title

Pub. L. 101–246, title II, § 241,Feb. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 58, provided that: “This part [part D (§§ 241–248) of title II of Pub. L. 101–246, enacting this subchapter, amending section 1465c of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under section 1465c of this title] may be cited as the ‘Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act’.”

 

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