Summary: H.R.2998 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (02/07/2002)

Radio Free Afghanistan Act - Requires RFE/RL, Incorporated (also known as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) to submit to the Broadcasting Board of Governors a detailed plan for the establishment of surrogate broadcasting services (Radio Free Afghanistan) in the Dari and Pashto languages to Afghanistan. Authorizes the Board to make grants to support Radio Free Afghanistan.

Declares that Radio Free Afghanistan shall adhere to the same standards of professionalism and accountability and oversight mechanisms as other services of RFE/RL, Incorporated.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 2002 for international broadcasting operations and broadcasting capital improvements for broadcasting into Afghanistan.

Amends the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 to repeal the ban on the use of U.S. funds to construct a U.S. radio transmitter in Kuwait.