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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 »

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Muzzled Media: Global Threats to Freedom of the Press

Join Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, The McCain Institute for International Leadership and The Embassy of the Czech Republic for a conversation on the global threats to freedom of the press on April 26.

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), The George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs and the Committee to Protect Journalists for a lunch conversation on challenges and new trends in international media freedom, access to information, and journalist safety.

RFE/RL Journalists Assaulted In Armenia

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) journalists were assaulted in Armenia while covering the mass rallies against Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian. Their live coverage of the developments have been used by various media outlets worldwide.

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 45 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 25 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.

OCB

“It is the first time here in Cuba that the youth and people in general have seen the differences between the two (major political) parties. To us Cubans, it was all the same because of what they taught us here. Today, we are seeing the differences.”

Felix Llerena, University of Havana studentOn the Martís' coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election