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 226 million people across the globe.

Mission
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The mission of the BBG is to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.

Our Leadership

Our leadership is comprised of the Board that governs the agency 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 Board

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. Read more »

The CEO

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. Read more »

Senior Management

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. Read more »

BBG360

Al Finch: Keeping our journalists safe at home and abroad

BBG’s Senior Consultant on Security shares a little about what it takes to keep BBG’s journalists and bureaus safe.

Oversight

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.

Legislation

Various legislations give the BBG its mandate to supervise all broadcasting activities and to provide strategic management for the Agency. Read more »

Congressional Committees

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. Read more »

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.