United States Agency for Global Media


USAGM provides multimedia broadcast distribution, as well as technical and administrative support to the broadcasting networks. It manages a global network of transmitting sites and an extensive system of leased satellite and fiber optic circuits, along with a rapidly growing internet delivery system servicing all USAGM broadcasters. It is also the administrative and marketing arm of the Agency.

USAGM also oversees six entities: two federal organizations — the Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, which oversees Radio and TV Martí — and four non-profit organizations — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, and the Open Technology Fund — which receive grants from USAGM.



Our Networks

Every week, more than 420 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 48 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 354 million people around the world.

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RFE/RL reaches 42.1 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.