United States Agency for Global Media

old camera that has been decorated on the outside, a photo is visible through the lens opening

Ali Nur Siad

This installation in the Fallen Journalist Portrait Series employs objet trouvé, or found object.

Andy Warhol style print of repeating colorful images

Almigdad Mojalli

This installation in the Fallen Journalist Portrait Series employs multiple linoleum block prints.

RFE/RL suspends operations in Russia following Kremlin attacks

currRadio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has suspended its operations in Russia after local tax authorities initiated bankruptcy proceedings against RFE/RL’s Russian entity on March 4 and police intensified pressure on its journalists. These Kremlin attacks on RFE/RL’s ability to operate in Russia are the culmination of a years-long pressure campaign against RFE/RL, which has maintained a physical presence in Russia since 1991 when it established its Moscow bureau at the invitation of then-President Boris Yeltsin.

USAGM condemns Kremlin’s increasing censorship, responds to a surge in demand for reporting from its networks

Despite the Russian government’s attempted censorship of Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), there has been a surge in demand for their content, including their collaborative 24/7 Russian-language channel Current Time. In response, USAGM is expanding program delivery and access with the addition of more affiliate stations in and around Russia and the help of the Open Technology Fund’s tools and resources to circumvent internet censorship.   

USAGM Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize Winners

The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) congratulates journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, who were named winners of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The recognition highlights the importance of a free press in a time when disinformation runs rife, press freedom is in decline globally, and the need for access to uncensored news and information is greater than ever.

Mohammed Ali Nuxurkey

This installation in the Fallen Journalist Portrait Series drawing and multi-media assemblage.

As Kremlin Targets Moscow Bureau, RFE/RL President Says ‘We Will Not Be Silenced’

Early this morning, Russian court bailiffs arrived at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Moscow bureau to notify the organization about the beginning of enforcement proceedings against the company for unpaid fines. This represents a serious escalation in the Russian government’s campaign to drive RFE/RL out of the country. RFE/RL President Jamie Fly criticized the Kremlin’s intensifying efforts against independent media and also refuted recent Russian Foreign Ministry claims that “foreign agent” labeling laws were somehow reflections of “media pluralism” within a “truly free society.”

Kremlin’s increasing aggression against RFE/RL unacceptable, USAGM says

“USAGM is very disappointed with the court’s decision, which can only be interpreted as an assault on media freedom and the free flow of information to Russia’s citizens. I have every confidence in RFE/RL as they continue to provide audiences in Russia with access to truthful, impactful reporting,” said USAGM Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kelu Chao.