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

Statement by CEO Lansing on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

I am deeply troubled by the sudden disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, and I join the united call from media, government and human rights officials for information about his whereabouts.

John Lansing

RSVP Today!

"Board Meeting, November 14"

The U.S. Agency for Global Media's Board of Governors will meet at MBN headquarters in Springfield, VA.

Impact Stories

group of 6 men in uniform and a woman, all smiling at camera, holding certificates

VOA’s “Let’s Learn English” series aids firefighters in Mexico

A team of six firefighters from Chihuahua, Mexico, used the VOA Learning English series “Let’s Learn English” (LLE) earlier this year to improve their spoken and written English language skills. They were preparing to attend a five-month firefighting academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that will begin in February 2018, and found that the series prepared them well for their entrance exam. LLE is a 52-episode online course for English language learners, intended…

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 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 USAGM international broadcasters.

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.

RFE/RL reaches 25.8 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.

VOA

“Macedonia has experienced what it means when you lose free media. It means that you become hostage to fake news, malign information and very, very difficult warfare. So, in our experience, VOA has always been the source of freely information, the appropriate context, analyses, and explanation, that actually every citizen of this world needs today.”

Radmila Sekerinska Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Macedonia