112 STAT. 2278 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 SEC. 3903. REPORTING REQUIREMENT. (a) REPORT.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Broadcasting Board of Grovernors shall prepare and submit to the appropriate congressional committees an assessment of the board's efforts to increase broadcasting by Radio Free Asia and Voice of America to China and Tibet. This report shall include an analysis of Chinese government control of the media, the ability of independent journalists and news organizations to operate in China, and the results of any research conducted to quantify listenership. (b) DEFINITION. — As used in this section, the term "appropriate congressional committees" means— (1) the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; and (2) the Committee on International Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives. Approved October 17, 1998. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3616 (S. 2057): HOUSE REPORTS: Nos. 105-532 (Comm. on National Security) and 105-736 (Comm. of Conference). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 144 (1998): May 19-21, considered and passed House. June 25, considered and passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 2057. Sept. 24, House agreed to conference report. Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Senate considered and agreed to conference report. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 34 (1998): Oct. 17, Presidential statement.
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