United States Agency for Global Media

Strategy and Results

Guided by its mission to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy, and with its first-rate global communications capacity, USAGM is uniquely capable of defending press freedom and access to information in some of the most challenging markets for journalists.

USAGM’s mission of supporting freedom and democracy is defined by two overarching, long-term strategic goals: (1) expanding freedom of information and expression, and (2) sharing America’s democratic experience and values.

Both of these goals serve to further the USAGM mission of supporting freedom and democracy.

This work in support of democracy supports key efforts outlined in the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance: 

“Our work defending democracy does not end at our shores. Authoritarianism is on the global march, and we must join with like-minded allies and partners to revitalize democracy the world over… We will stand with our allies and partners to combat new threats aimed at our democracies, ranging from cross-border aggression, cyberattacks, disinformation, and digital authoritarianism to infrastructure and energy coercion. We will take special aim at confronting corruption, which rots democracy from the inside and is increasingly weaponized by authoritarian states to undermine democratic institutions. We will defend and protect human rights and address discrimination, inequity, and marginalization in all its forms.”

Every day, USAGM's networks work in some of the most repressive media environments in the world to inform, engage and connect with their audiences in support of freedom and democracy. To evaluate its ability to accomplish this mission, the Agency must measure more than just audience size.

USAGM’s Media for Democracy Forum brings together media experts, practitioners, opinion leaders, and policymakers to explore current trends in global media and their impact on democracy, as well as to identify solutions to the biggest threats facing free media.

Performance Reports