Broadcasting Board of Governors

Mobile phone shows RFE/RL’s Russian Service reporter Igor Sevriugin reporting live outside the new NATO headquarters as aired on the network’s Current Time television channel.

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 »


BBG's Strategic Plan

The BBG’s new strategic plan advances America’s national interests and works in tandem with the Administration’s National Security Strategy, to keep Americans and their interests safe.

Fake news, information warfare, terrorist recruitment, Russian interference in U.S. elections - never have the challenges been greater facing the Public Diplomacy institutions of the U.S. government, charged with conducting "the war of ideas."

U.S. international media’s approach aligns with National Security Strategy

“This plan is a comprehensive roadmap for moving the Agency forward in the next five years, including significantly increasing our audience reach,” Lansing told the Board. “While we are an independent agency, we have chosen to align the plan with the Administration’s National Security Strategy, and it supports President Trump’s management priorities of effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability.”

Our networks

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

Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 236.8 million people around the world.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

RFE/RL reaches 25.8 million people in 25 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,, 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.


“Television is not the only source of information. but it is the source in which many people have the greatest trust. Current Time is the only television in the world that tells these people, in Russian, the truth about the current state of affairs. And it is television that is the most effective way of gaining their trust.”

Vitaly Mansky, Russian documentary filmmaker