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 »
“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
The FY 2018 budget request focuses on BBG’s priority to support key U.S. foreign policy goals by providing news and information around the world while accommodating the current tight fiscal climate.
A video, captured by VOA Turkish, of a brawl that broke out between visiting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s supporters and pro-Kurdish demonstrators circulated quickly online and reached 3 million people in the first 12 hours after it was posted online.
It cannot be denied that access to free and open information makes societies safer, more tolerant and more resilient. But global press freedom is at its lowest point in over a decade. READ MORE »
Every week, more than 278 million 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 47 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 236.6 million people around the world.
RFE/RL reaches 26.9 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.
“VOA Afrique is the site that provides the right information from around the world. I listen to radio VOA Afrique each day to follow the good works that God blesses or curses us.”
VOA Afrique Facebook follower in Mali