Broadcasting Board of Governors

In the studio with VOA Qubahana Somali TV

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 »

“In contrast to what happens on the island during official special broadcasts, [Radio Marti] first caught our attention because of the impartiality of the journalists that participated in this broadcast.... the entire broadcasting process was highly professional with the kind of impartiality of true journalism.”

Moises Leonardo from HavanaCommenting on Radio Marti's coverage of 2016 U.S. election

Since its launch in 2002, the pan-Arab radio network has been known for offering an innovative format combining accurate and objective news with popular Arabic and English music. Radio Sawa is operated by The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN).

Soviet life in the 1950s, as never seen before

RFE/RL has published the never-before-seen Manhoff Archive, depicting life in the Soviet Union in the 1950s, from a trove of recently discovered original video and still images.

RFE/RL journalist arrested in Belarus, as protests escalate

RFE/RL reporter Halina Abakunchyk was among several demonstrators and journalists detained by police in Belarus on March 12 while reporting on the latest in a series of emotional protests over a controversial tax on the unemployed.

From the CEO

Why our new 24/7 Russian-language TV network works

John LansingThe Broadcasting Board of Governors recently celebrated the official launch of its new 24/7 Russian-language digital network Current Time. Learn why it’s important to our mission and U.S. public diplomacy. READ MORE »

Our networks

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

Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 236.6 million people around the world.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

RFE/RL reaches 26.9 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.

“I was surprised how Alhurra TV addressed this issue in a daring way…Alhurra TV shows the truth as seen by the people.”

Alhurra-Iraq viewerFollowing the airing of an episode of Raise Your Voice’s Your Question about corruption, extremism and terrorism