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.

From the CEO

Statement from CEO John F. Lansing on Truong Duy Nhat

I am deeply concerned by the disappearance of Radio Free Asia (RFA) Vietnamese contributor Truong Duy Nhat, who is believed to have been abducted in Bangkok, Thailand where he had traveled to seek political asylum.

John Lansing

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"Meeting of the Board, March 6"

Russian authorities launch a criminal investigation against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva for purportedly “justifying terrorism” in remarks she made on a media platform.

Impact Stories

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Alhurra Facebook video shared by Kurdish government

As part of Alhurra’s commitment to growing awareness to issues dealing with freedom of expression, religious freedom, women and minority rights, and human rights more generally across the MENA region, the network produced a video story highlighting ISIS’s inhumane practices. The extremist group has carried out sexual violence against women from the Yazidi religious minority through a campaign based on the group’s intent to revive slavery as an institution. These…

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…

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RFE/RL deplores attempt to silence Russian journalist

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is alarmed over a criminal investigation that has been brought against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva for purportedly “justifying terrorism” in remarks she made on a media platform. “The investigation against Svetlana Prokopyeva is a clear attempt to silence…


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 46 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 275.2 million people around the world.

RFE/RL reaches 33.9 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.


“Many media programs have dealt with ISIS using various methods. However, the new documentary series, “Delusional Paradise” adopts a unique, extremely sensitive line by focusing on the “living victims” who have lost loved ones and family members to ISIS’s violence.”

Waleed Barkasyieh for Almodon.com