Celebrating World Television Day USAGM-style
Millions of people around the world get their news from U.S. Agency for Global Media networks each week and most get that programming via television.
Well over half of the 354 million people who turn to USAGM’s five networks on a typical week use television while the remaining turn to radio and digital platforms.
To mark World Television Day, we’re highlighting just a few examples of USAGM networks’ programs that change the way people see the world.
- Current Time – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and VOA’s Russian-language television and digital service – airs “Unknown Russia” and “Person on the Map” television series that take audiences across that country with a type of documentary journalism that is rarely seen on Russian state television.
- Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur Service has produced exclusive television interviews with internment camp survivors and broadcast reports confirming China’s attack on Uyghur language, culture, religion, traditions, customs, and values, and has also investigated the impact of China’s financial system and bad debt.
- Voice of America’s “StartUP Africa” features 30-minute profiles of young African tech entrepreneurs and is co-produced with five leading broadcasters in key media markets – Channels Television in Nigeria, Citi TV in Ghana, RTV in Rwanda, NBS TV in Uganda, and KTN in Kenya.
- Middle East Broadcasting Network’s Alhurra Television provides the latest news on its morning show Al Youm and has won accolades for its investigations, including the collapse of the Lebanese economy and the power struggle in Sudan
- TV Martí, operated by the USAGM’s Office of Cuba Broadcasting, provides unbiased programming to Cubans, including documentaries that looked at the island’s rum industry, history of the Cuban community in Key West, Florida, and the Cuban hip hop movement.