The mission of the BBG is to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is a networked global media agency. The five media organizations that comprise the BBG complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Together, the BBG media organizations communicate each week with more than 278 million people across the globe.
Our leadership is comprised of the Board that governs our broadcasts and the senior staff who oversee the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides multimedia broadcast distribution, as well as technical and administrative support to the broadcasting networks.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is both the name of the independent federal agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international media and the name of the board that governs those broadcasts.
The CEO and Director oversees all aspects of U.S. international media. He provides day-to-day management of BBG’s operations, including oversight of the technical, professional, and administrative support as well as strategic guidance and management of other programs.
Day-to-day operations are overseen by the senior staff of the International Broadcasters Bureau (IBB) and the heads of each of our 5 networks.
As a federal agency, the BBG’s budget request is part of the President’s Budget request to the Congress. The Agency’s mandate comes from multiple pieces of legislation. We are accountable to 6 bipartisan House and Senate committees.
Various legislations give the BBG its mandate to supervise all broadcasting activities and to provide strategic management for the Agency.
As part of the Executive Branch, the BBG is subject to Congressional oversight which includes the review, monitoring, and supervision programs, activities, and policy implementation.
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 45 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 236.6 million people around the world.
RFE/RL reaches 26.9 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.