United States Agency for Global Media

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.


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Worth of A Girl

In celebration of International Day of the Girl Child, VOA Director Amanda Bennett discusses the network's project “Worth of A Girl,” which takes a look at how being a child bride affects girls from around the world.


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.

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Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 46 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 275.2 million people around the world.

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RFE/RL reaches 33.9 million people in 26 languages and in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.

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

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RFA journalists provide uncensored, fact-based news to citizens of these countries, among the world’s worst media environments.

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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.

“"You are ordinary Chinese, but the work you do is extraordinary. Your work is to wake up millions of Chinese who have been cheated, numbed, fooled and persecuted and learn their situation. Thanks to you, RFA. You have opened a window for China and introduced space for democracy and freedom. You are a real promising sunshine. I wish all of the RFA staff good health and ask you to work hard so Chinese people can break away from the hardship of life sooner and live happily and freely. This will be RFA ’s achievement that will be remembered forever."”

Listener from China