Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Plan would replace Office of Cuba Broadcasting

The Broadcasting Board of Governors's proposed 2017 budget calls for creation of a new, non-governmental organization that would carry out the functions of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.
The budget highlights state:
Spanish Language Grantee for Cuba: BBG requests authority to establish a new Spanish language, non-Federal media organization that would receive a BBG grant and perform the functions of the current Office of Cuba Broadcasting.
The BBG requests a total of $777.8 million for fiscal 2017. That also includes $2 million in research funds to finance "impact studies to engage next-generation influencers who use mobile, social and digital media in areas experiencing violent extremism, to assist in developing audience loyalty and trust for BBG’s expanding Russian media, and to increase the impact of digital media in Cuba and Latin America."

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