Broadcasting Board of Governors

Alhurra reporter along the Jordanian border, reporting on Syrian refugees

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 »

“Alhurra's coverage of Daesh has changed my thinking…I thought Daesh was good…but I've seen now the execution and murder. So that changed my thinking about Daesh.”

Syrian refugee

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today presented the David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards in a ceremony at its Washington, D.C. headquarters to honor excellence in journalism.

RFE/RL Crimea journalists win Burke Award

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has recognized the professionalism and courage of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service’s Crimea desk by presenting it with the 2016 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award.

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.

“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