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 »

Upcoming event

What changes in a post-Karimov Uzbekistan?

RFE/RL is co-hosting a panel of experts that will look at the sociopolitical and economic implications for Central Asian power Uzbekistan of the recent death of the country’s longtime ruler, Islam Karimov.

Alhurra Television’s ground-breaking documentary series Delusional Paradise won the Silver Award at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards. The winning episode, Arraqah Screams…I Am Not Daesh, won in the category of Best Current Affairs, Human Concerns & Social Issues documentary. Delusional Paradise is a part of the Middle East Broadcasting Network’s “Raise Your Voice” initiative that exposes the brutality of extremism and the viciousness of Daesh through the stories of the living victims.

RFE/RL video journalist wounded in Mosul

A freelance video journalist covering the battle against the ISIL militant group in Mosul, Iraq for RFE/RL was critically injured in a mortar attack October 20.

Local union praises OCB

In a recent blog post, a local chapter of the American Federation of Government Employees congratulated the management at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting for its guidance and direction during the impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew. OCB is located in Miami and was expected to be in the path of the storm. The following post appeared on the AFGE Local 1812 website.

Our networks

Every week, more than 226 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 187 million people around the world.

Office of Cuba Broadcasting

OCB oversees Radio and Television Martí at its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Combined with the online platform,, 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.

“We fight Daesh by standing together against it. I live under the control of Daesh here in Hawijah; I go to the upper floor to listen and participate in (Raise Your Voice call-in radio show). If Daesh catches me they would kill me.”

Caller from Kirkuk, Iraq