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.

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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.

““For me, Radio Liberty—just as for millions of its listeners in the boundless stretches of [Russia]—was and is the real embodiment of its name, ‘Svoboda’ (freedom). It is freedom from lies, it is the freedom to receive and distribute information as it is formulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. During the quiet days of our lives, one can think that ‘Svoboda’ is one radio station among many. But, oh, such days are few! And in all the others—those showery and stormy days and times of fog and blood—you understand that ‘Svoboda’ will still be needed by Russia on its long path to Freedom!"”

Elena Bonner, Russian human rights activist

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