[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: George H. W. Bush (1992-1993, Book II)]
[August 15, 1992]
[Pages 1360-1361]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]



Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on America's International 
Broadcasters
August 15, 1992

    President Bush believes that one of the most effective weapons in 
the defeat of communism in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and 
elsewhere has been the power of truth broadcast by America's 
international broadcasters: Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Radio 
Liberty, and Radio and TV Marti. As democracy's victory is consolidated 
in the months and years to come, we will continue to need these 
broadcasts. The President intends to see that they remain active and 
effective.
    These voices of freedom and democracy have a vital role to play in a 
post-cold-war world where dictatorship and repression continue. Indeed, 
they are also welcomed as a stimulus and an example in newly emerging 
democratic states that are developing their own free and independent 
media. For hundreds of millions in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle 
East, and especially in Cuba, these broadcasts are a beacon of

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hope that must continue to shine. The President is committed to keeping 
that light shining brightly.