United States Agency for Global Media

Who we are

The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) is a networked global media agency. The five media organizations that comprise the USAGM complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Together, USAGM networks communicate each week with more than 350 million people across the globe.

The mission of USAGM is to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.

Our Leadership

Michael Pack

Our leadership comprises the CEO who leads the agency, senior staff who oversee multimedia broadcast distribution, as well as technical and administrative support to the broadcasting networks, and network leadership. Read more about our leadership here.


USAGM’s mandate comes from multiple pieces of legislation. We are accountable to six bipartisan House and Senate committees. As a federal agency, USAGM’s budget request is part of the President’s Budget request to the Congress.

Various legislations give USAGM its mandate to supervise all broadcasting activities and to provide strategic management for the Agency.

As part of the Executive Branch, USAGM is subject to Congressional oversight which includes the review, monitoring, and supervision programs, activities, and policy implementation.


Our Networks

Every week, more than 350 million listeners, viewers and internet users around the world turn on, tune in and log onto U.S. international broadcasting programs. The day-to-day broadcasting activities are carried out by the individual USAGM international broadcasters.

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Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 47 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 280.9 million people around the world.

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RFE/RL reaches 37.6 million people in 27 languages and in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.

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OCB oversees the Martís—Radio and Television Martí and martinoticias.com—a one-of-a-kind service that brings unbiased, objective information to Cubans.

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RFA journalists provide uncensored, fact-based news to citizens of these countries, among the world’s worst media environments.

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MBN is the non-profit news organization that operates Alhurra Television, Radio Sawa and MBN Digital reaching audiences in 22 countries across the Middle East and North Africa.

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The Open Technology Fund is a non-profit organization that advances internet freedom in the world’s most repressive environments to ensure that all people can safely seek, receive, and impart information freely.