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“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
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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 provides trusted and objective news and information in 47 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 236.8 million people around the world.
RFE/RL reaches 25.8 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.
“In contrast to what happens on the island during official special broadcasts, [Radio Martí] 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 Martí’s coverage of 2016 U.S. election