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"I don't see how BBC, DW-TV, France 24, etc, can avoid having to register."

Posted: 21 Aug 2018

(1/6) "The bill defines a 'United States-based foreign media outlet' as one that 'produces or distributes video programming … that is transmitted, or intended for transmission, by a multichannel video programming distributor … https://t.co/j3TcxbK3dT

— Kim Andrew Elliott (@kaedotcom) August 19, 2018

(2/6) … [as defined in such section] to consumers in the United States.' Hence, they do not have to be physically based in the United States; they only have to be broadcasting to an American audience."

— Kim Andrew Elliott (@kaedotcom) August 19, 2018

(3/6) Kim: I'm still trying to figure this out, but it's interesting that the bill specifies video. It would therefore seem not to apply to foreign radio, such as China Radio International and Sputnik Radio broadcast by some US radio stations. …

— Kim Andrew Elliott (@kaedotcom) August 19, 2018

(4/6) Kim: Also, the specification of "multichannel" (cable, DTH, etc) appears also to exempt US free terrestrial television stations that sell blocks of time to foreign program producers. …

— Kim Andrew Elliott (@kaedotcom) August 19, 2018

(5/6) Kim: Although the original FARA exempts "bona fide news or journalistic activities," they would have to be majority-US-owned. So I don't see how BBC, DW-TV, France 24, etc, can avoid having to register. …

— Kim Andrew Elliott (@kaedotcom) August 19, 2018

(6/6) Kim: Registration under FARA does not deprive these channels of access to US multichannel outlets. Also note that the legislation does not mention Al Jazeera.

— Kim Andrew Elliott (@kaedotcom) August 19, 2018

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