United States Agency for Global Media

Impact stories

A collection of stories demonstrating how BBG networks are affecting the lives of their audiences

A suspiciously-timed power outage fails to keep viewers from watching a highly-anticipated episode of Straight Talk Africa

Facebook users in Uganda experienced a suspiciously-timed power outage across the country as they tuned in to watch a highly-anticipated discussion between Ugandan lawmaker Bobi Wine and Ugandan Ambassador Mull Sebujja Katende on VOA's Straight Talk Africa.



crowd of protestors outside holding red ballons

Current Time provides election coverage ignored by Russian state media

Russia has been rocked by a series of protests in…


group of 6 men in uniform and a woman, all smiling at camera, holding certificates

VOA’s “Let’s Learn English” series aids firefighters in Mexico

A team of six firefighters from Chihuahua, Mexico, used the…


close up of a young woman's face and Arabic text overlaid over a black background

Alhurra Facebook video shared by Kurdish government

A video produced as part of the Raise Your Voice…


An Arab man paints a mural on a wall in the background while another reports into an Alhurra microphone in the foreground

MBN report features Mosul native’s artistic response to ISIS propaganda

Alhurra-Iraq aired a video story about an Iraqi artist who…


VOA Turkish provides extensive coverage of Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to the U.S.

VOA Turkish service reporters were outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence…


Man in suit with Korean flag behind him

Highest ranking North Korean defector says USIM plays important role

Thae Young-ho, former Deputy Ambassador to the North Korean embassy…


 

Defining impact

How do we measure USAGM’s impact?

In spite of dozens of threats to our journalists and their families along with hazardous working conditions, BBG’s networks have growing impact.