The President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2023, sent to Congress on March 28, 2022, includes $840 million for USAGM.
As one of the largest media organizations in the world—our networks reached a record weekly audience of 354 million people last year, our brands are some of the most recognized and respected in key foreign markets, including Russia, China, and Iran. Programming produced by USAGM’s networks is delivered via radio, television, internet, social media, and mobile platforms.
In combination with our global reach, the trust that USAGM’s audiences place in the information we provide is critical to combatting the disinformation spread by authoritarian regimes and violent non-state actors.
Uncensored news and information has never seen the volume and complexity of challenges around the world, and USAGM pushes back with content that is fact-based, engaging, and relevant to global audiences.
The President’s Request of $840 million will enable USAGM to continue its vital mission to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.