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House Proceeding 11-03-09 on Nov 3rd, 2009 :: 0:04:10 to 0:08:25
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Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. mr. berman: i move to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution h. res. 641 as amended. the speaker pr clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 641,

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: resolution recognizing the 60th anniversary of the founding of radio free europe/radio liberty. the speaker pro tempore: pu gentleman from california. mr. berman: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. pursuant to the rule, the

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: gentleman from california, mr. berman and the gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen th recognized. mr. berman: i ask unanimous

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized mr. berman: mr. speaker, i in strong su and i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognid. mr. berman: this resolution celebrates 60 years of broadcasting history and the continuing mission of an effective instrument of public diplomacy. radio free europe was established in 1949 by the national committee for a free europe, an anti-communist organization and made its first

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: year. from its start, the organization approached the cold war as a war of ideas, pushing back on propoganda that was being spread by autocratic governmes behind the iron curtain. as it grew, its purpose became the more urgent as broadcasts were banned and communityist authorities used jam

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: techniques to keep their citizens from tuning in. those authorities relied on secret transcripts of radio free they could have better information about what was happening in their own countries than their own national media could provide. many paid tribute to the role

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: that the american radio programs had played. listeng to broadcasts in secret said their influence cannot be described, asking would there be an earth without the sun. it is located in the very

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: country to the country at this time beamed its first broadcast. the ornization serves as a surrogate broadcaster where uncensored or unreliable information is hard to come by. using short wave and satellite radio as well as the internet and newer cial media tools, it

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: reaches an estimated 30 million people. in eastern europe, russia, t caucuses of the middle east and central and southwest asia. its programs in farsi under the banner are widely followed in iran. radio is providing current events in afghanistan and it

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: will begin language broadcas to the troubled afghanistan-pakistan border region, including the swat valley. mr. speaker, as this resolution notes, it has a proven history of promoting freedom and liberty in oppressive and autocratic regimes through news broadcast based on the principle that the

Howard L. Berman

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Howard L. Berman: first requirement of democracy is a well informed citizenry. h. res. 641 congrat

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