Broadcasting Board of Governors

RFE/RL Ukrainian Service Reporter

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 the 17 years that I spent behind bars, Radio Marti was, at times, my everything. It was my lifeline.”

Jorge Luis Garcia Perez "Antunez"Opposition leader, Frente Nacional de Resistencia Civica

As a part of their on-going coverage of the U.S. election process, the BBG networks provided live coverage of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech in six global languages.

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, 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.

“Historians now acknowledge that the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe were major contributors to the bringing down the then Soviet Union. There's no doubt about it.”

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ)