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 »
“All Iraqi politicians, including the president, watch Alhurra-Iraq's daily newscast Iraq Today, because they believe the coverage is independent and objective.”
Farhan AladinPolitical advisor to the Iraqi president
For many people in Turkey, Iran, Russia and other places around the world, the networks served as the only source of accurate and unbiased coverage of the failed coup.
BBG CEO and Director John F. Lansing traveled to Moscow this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Moscow bureau of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
On Tuesday, BBG Board Chairman Jeff Shell was denied entry into Russia and detained at Moscow’s Sheremetevo Airport. Despite having a valid passport and Russian visa, he was detained in a locked room for several hours, before being accompanied by Russian security officials to board a flight to Amsterdam. READ MORE »
Every week, more than 226 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 provides trusted and objective news and information in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 187 million people around the world.
RFE/RL reaches 23.6 million people in 26 languages and in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.
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.
RFA journalists provide uncensored, fact-based news to citizens of these countries, among the world’s worst media environments.
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.
“Historians now acknowledge that the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe were major contributors to the bringing down the then Soviet Union. There's no doubt about it.”
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ)