112 STAT. 2681-835 PUBLIC LAW 105-277—OCT. 21, 1998 (2) by inserting after "who are outside Tibet" the following: "(if practicable, including individuals active in the preservation of Tibet's unique culture, religion, and language)". 22 USC 2452 (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection note. (a) shall take effect on October 1, 1998. SEC. 2416. SURROGATE BROADCASTING STUDY. Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, acting through the International Broadcasting Bureau, should conduct and complete a study of the appropriateness, feasibility, and projected costs of providing surrogate broadcasting service to Africa and transmit the results of the study to the appropriate congressional committees. SEC. 2417. RADIO BROADCASTING TO IRAN IN THE FARSI LANGUAGE. (a) RADIO FREE IRAN. — Not more than $2,000,000 of the funds made available under section 2401(a)(4) of this division for each of the fiscal years 1998 and 1999 for grants to RFE/RL, Incorporated, shall be available only for surrogate radio broadcasting by RFE/RL, Incorporated, to the Iranian people in the Farsi language, such broadcasts to be designated as "Radio Free Iran". (b) REPORT TO CONGRESS. —Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States Information Agency shall submit a detailed report to Congress describing the costs, implementation, and plans for creation of the surrogate broadcasting service described in subsection (a). (c) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. —None of the funds made available under subsection (a) may be made available until submission of the report required under subsection (b). 22 USC 1474 SEC. 2418. AUTHORITY TO ADMINISTER SUMMER TRAVEL AND WORK note. PROGRAMS. The Director of the United States Information Agency is authorized to administer summer travel and work programs without regard to preplacement requirements. SEC. 2419. PERMANENT ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITIES REGARDING APPROPRIATIONS. Section 701(f) of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1476(f)) is amended by striking paragraph (4). 22 USC 6202 SEC. 2420. VOICE OF AMERICA BROADCASTS. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Voice of America shall devote programming each day to broadcasting information on the individual States of the United States. The broadcasts shall include— (1) information on the products, tourism, and cultural and educational facilities of each State; (2) information on the potential for trade with each State; and (3) discussions with State officials with respect to the matters described in paragraphs (1) and (2). (b) REPORT.— Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States Information Agency shall submit a report to Congress detailing the actions that have been taken to carry out subsection (a).
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