Broadcasting Board of Governors

Current Time America news anchor Ihar Tsikhanenko, right, prepares for a broadcast in the VOA studios in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The mission of the Broadcasting Board of Governors is to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. The agency’s mission is reinforced by those of the individual broadcasters that are overseen by the BBG. LEARN MORE »

RFA

“When I was immersed in the regime of North Korea, I was encouraged by RFA’s articles written by a defector and read every single one … These, I can say confidently, inspired me in making the decision to come to South Korea with my family.”

Thae Yong-ho, former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United KingdomAt his first press conference after defecting, December 27, 2016

Exclusive: Venezuela opposition leader visits OCB

Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio José Ledezma, who had been under house arrest since 2015 and last month managed to escape across the border to Colombia, visited the Office of Cuba Broadcasting for a worldwide exclusive interview with Alejandro Marcano Santelli, host of TV Martí’s “Venezuela en Crisis.”

Voice of America used social media to make an impact in 2017

The global network’s impact was worldwide, even in challenging media environments, according to the annual numbers released by the Broadcasting Board of Governors through its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR).

From the CEO

Resourcefulness and hope in Cuba

John LansingNo one should have to live without the free flow of information and dialogue. No self-proclaimed, unelected government should stand in the way of free speech as a universal right for all people. READ MORE »

Our networks

Every week, more than 278 million listeners, viewers and internet users around the world turn on, tune in and log onto U.S. international broadcasting programs. The day-to-day broadcasting activities are carried out by the individual BBG international broadcasters.

Voice of America

Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 47 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 236.8 million people around the world.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

RFE/RL reaches 25.8 million people in 26 languages and in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.

Office of Cuba Broadcasting

OCB oversees Radio and Television Martí at its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Combined with the online platform, martinoticias.com, the Martís are a one-of-a-kind service that brings unbiased, objective information to all Cubans.

Radio Free Asia

RFA journalists provide uncensored, fact-based news to citizens of these countries, among the world’s worst media environments.

Middle East Broadcasting Networks

MBN is the non-profit news organization that operates Alhurra Television, Radio Sawa and MBN Digital reaching audiences in 22 countries across the Middle East and North Africa.

RFE/RL

“Ukrainians who want to learn more about real life in Russia can draw information from [Current Time]. In programs like Unknown Russia, Signs of Life, and Russia & Me, it’s possible to see the real, and not fabricated, country.”

Inna Dolzhenkova, columnistIn an article for Detector Media, one of Ukraine’s most popular media watchdogs, translated from Ukrainian