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

Man in suit with Korean flag behind him

Highest ranking North Korean defector says USIM plays important role

Thae Young-ho, former Deputy Ambassador to the North Korean embassy in the UK and the highest ranking diplomat to defect from the DPRK, has repeatedly commented on the importance of U.S. international media's Korean programming. At his first press conference after defecting on December 27, 2016, he said, "When I was immersed in the regime of North Korea, I was encouraged by Radio Free Asia’s articles written by a defector…

Threats to Press

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…

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…

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.

OCB

“I feel like I am home. I wake up (in Cuba) with (Con Voz Propia) every morning, and I can’t believe I am here!”

Berta Soler, leader of the "Ladies in White" protest groupAppearance on Radio Martí’s daily live show, Con Voz Propia (In Their Own Voice)