A pin is seen on a world map on the wall of the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum, Idaho
Media Development

Where We Work

The BBG networks are trusted news sources, providing high quality professional journalism and programming in 59 languages languages and more than 100 countries.

They operate in countries and regions where the press is restricted, and people do not have access to accurate and unbiased news and information.

According to Freedom House, fewer than 40 percent of the world’s population lives in free societies – the lowest level in nearly 15 years – while only 14 percent reside in countries with a free press. The professional, factual and locally relevant journalism of the BBG networks counters extremists’ lies and half truths. BBG networks provide platforms for discussion of alternative avenues for conflict resolution and examine constructive means of addressing problems faced by these vulnerable populations. They are a mirror, not a mouthpiece, illustrating the United States’ democratic process, so that countries struggling to nurture their own democratic systems might learn from the American experience.