United States Agency for Global Media

USAGM Acting CEO meets with Secretary of State Blinken

U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Acting CEO Kelu Chao met today with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and discussed the vital role that USAGM networks and other independent media play in supporting a free press as a cornerstone of democracy around the world.

Why China is afraid of the Clubhouse app

The popular new audio chat app Clubhouse was recently blocked by the ruling Chinese Communist Party in yet another example of that government’s aversion to free speech. 

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis covered in global VOA dispatches

As the power struggle between Ethiopia’s federal government and the northern Tigray Region’s political leaders threatens to destabilize the Horn of Africa, people in the region are turning to independent media, like Voice of America for accurate, reliable, and comprehensive coverage of the military conflict and humanitarian crisis, and the international response. 

RFE/RL welcomes ECHR ruling on journalist’s cellphone data protection case

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) welcomed today’s ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) affirming RFE/RL Ukrainian Service journalist Natalia Sedletska’s petition against efforts in 2018 by Ukraine’s Office of the Prosecutor General to broad and unwarranted access to data on her cellphone.

Addressing disinformation: Playing defense is no longer enough

Disinformation is often used interchangeably with propaganda, fake news, or misinformation. However, disinformation works more subtly and aims to achieve different objectives, which is why it needs to be differentiated from the other concepts. A report from U.S. Agency for Global Media – “Addressing Disinformation” – examines the issue and outlines the ways in which the agency approaches the problem around the world. 

Covering the plight of Venezuelans inside and outside the country

Access to necessities is difficult for many Venezuelans in that country’s current economic crisis, and access to information is no exception. Voice of America is stepping in to provide audiences in the country and surrounding areas with factual, unbiased and reliable information to help Venezuelans make decisions that affect their lives.