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Radio Free Asia

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with eight bureaus and offices overseas, RFA is a private, nonprofit, multimedia news corporation. RFA brings award-winning, domestic journalism and uncensored content to people in six Asian countries that restrict free speech, freedom of the press, and access to reliable information beyond their borders. RFA also provides educational and cultural programming, as well as forums for audiences to engage in open dialogue and freely express opinions.

Working in some of the world’s harshest media environments, RFA utilizes on-the-ground reporters and “stringers,” as well as vast networks of cultivated in-country sources, citizen journalists, and eyewitnesses who provide leads, tips, images, and video—often at great personal risk—to ensure that their fellow countrymen and women get accurate, timely news and information about what’s happening in their communities and neighborhoods.

RFA is funded by a grant from USAGM.

Recent Press Releases

RFA brand 歪脑 | WHYNOT wins online journalism award

 Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) digital brand 歪脑 | WHYNOT was today named a winner at this year’s Online News Association-sponsored Online Journalism Awards (OJA). Its winning documentary The Young People Who ‘Ran’ out of China, Are Their Dreams Coming True?, which profiles several Chinese emigrants who fled China during the Covid pandemic, won in the category of Digital Video Storytelling for Short Form, Small/Medium Newsroom.

RFA brand 歪脑 | WHYNOT wins National Murrow Award

 Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) digital brand 歪脑 | WHYNOT was named a winner of a National Murrow Award by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Its video report Is China Polluting North Carolina with Hog Waste?, which follows activists fighting hog waste pollution in North Carolina at a Chinese-owned meat processing plant, won in the Investigative Reporting category for Small Digital Organization.

RFA statement on Cambodian order to block online content

Responding to a reported July 12 order by Cambodian government regulators to block the websites and social media pages of independent media outlets, including Radio Free Asia’s Khmer Service, RFA Chief Communication Officer Rohit Mahajan issued the following statement:

Recent Awards

““I am in anguish. There is a spiritual hunger in me. I thirst for certain information, but given the way things are in China, my thirst cannot be quenched. I can only tune into your program often. I like your program a lot. Your program moves me so much that I have become an insomniac.””

RFA Listener, Guangxi Province, China