United States Agency for Global Media

About USAGM

The U.S. Agency for Global Media is an independent federal agency that seeks to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.

From the CEO

An increasing appetite for objective news: Five takeaways from our audience and impact report

Even in the most restrictive environments, our audiences are willing to buck conventional technology, and authority, to access news and information that allows them to make decisions affecting their lives and futures.

John Lansing

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"USAGM recognizes excellence in journalism in annual Burke award ceremony"

USAGM's annual David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards ceremony recognizes the courage, integrity, and professionalism of journalists from each of its networks.

Impact Stories

VOA Afghan radio show helps women obtain business loans

Several Afghan women were able to apply and receive business loans thanks to VOA’s Dari/Pashto radio show. A recent broadcast of the popular show for women, NajibaNoshaba, featured guest Guljan Zmarai, head of the Afghan Women’s Business Federation. During the show, a large number of women called in, asking how they could get small loans to start their own businesses. Zmarai was able to provide them with detailed information on…

Threats to Press

In Run-Up To Summit, Kremlin Targets RFE/RL

The U.S. Department of State has condemned “the selective targeting” of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in response to a July 5 ruling by a Moscow court finding that the media company failed to comply with requirements tied to its designation…

Statement of Libby Liu, President of Radio Free Asia, on release of former RFA Khmer journalists

Libby Liu, President of Radio Free Asia, made the following statement today in response to the release of former RFA Khmer Service journalists Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin on bail in Phnom Penh. "We welcome their release, but we must…

Entities

Our Networks

Every week, more than 345 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 USAGM international broadcasters.

Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 275.2 million people around the world.

RFE/RL reaches 33.9 million people in 25 languages and in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.

OCB oversees the Martís–Radio and Television Martí and martinoticias.com–a one-of-a-kind service that brings unbiased, objective information to 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.

RFE/RL

“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