The U.S. Agency for Global Media is an independent federal agency overseeing public service media networks that provide unbiased news and information in countries where the press is restricted.
Grant K. Turner
As 2019 comes to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the vital work we are doing and the blend of success and challenges we face. I am struck by how far USAGM has come, not just in the past year, but in the past few years. USAGM has embraced change and is using it to become a more modern, nimble and impactful media agency than ever. I hope you will take a moment to explore these transformations here.
Every week, more than 350 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 37 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 280.9 million people around the world.
RFE/RL reaches 37.6 million people in 26 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.
The Open Technology Fund is a non-profit organization that advances internet freedom in the world’s most repressive environments to ensure that all people can safely seek, receive, and impart information freely.
“When I was immersed in the regime of North Korea, I was encouraged by RFA’s articles written by a defector and read every single one … These, I can say confidently, inspired me in making the decision to come to South Korea with my family.”
Thae Yong-ho, former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom
At his first press conference after defecting, December 27, 2016