United States Agency for Global Media

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Become an Affiliate

The United States Agency for Global Media’s rapidly growing, multi-media affiliate network offers vast audiences a wide range of program and content options that are placed by our marketing team. Located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, our team targets high impact affiliations with major television networks, prominent internet portals and local AM and FM stations.

For our more than 3,000 global affiliates, USAGM offers affiliates commitment, service and success, and continues to engage new broadcast partners and strengthen longstanding relationships. We forge partnerships with U.S. government agencies, non-governmental organizations, foundations and commercial and public broadcasters to create programs that support democratic institutions, good governance, the free flow of information and the free enterprise system.

 

Regional Bureaus

Eastern and Southern Africa

Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, our East and Southern Africa Business Development Office manages radio, television, satellite cable, and digital partnerships in over 20 countries across the Horn, Great Lakes, East and Southern Africa, including the Republic of Congo and the DRC.  VOA radio, TV and digital products from the VOA Africa Division are on offer as well as VOA Worldwide English.   

Contact Joyce Ngoh to learn more about joining our affiliate network:

Joyce Ngoh
Director
Office of Business Development – Eastern and Southern Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel:  +27 11 2903 264
Mobile: +27 79 111 1631
jmngoh@usagm.gov

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Western and Central Africa

Located in Accra, Ghana, our West and Central Africa Business Development Office manages radio, television, satellite cable, and digital partnerships in over twenty countries of the Sahel, West and Central Africa through the CAR. VOA radio, TV and digital products from VOA Africa Division are on offer as well as VOA Worldwide English

Contact Kathryn Peterson for more information:

Kathryn Peterson
Director
Office of Business Development – Western and Central Africa
Accra, Ghana
Tel:+233 302 741 457
Mob:+233 24 433 2766
kpeterson@usagm.gov

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East Asia and Pacific

Located in Bangkok, Thailand, our East Asia/Pacific Business Development Office manages radio, television, satellite cable, and digital partnerships in 11 countries across the region from South Korea to Indonesia. VOA and RFA radio, TV and digital products are on offer as well as VOA Learning English.   

Contact Birgit Berg for more affiliation information:

Birgit Berg
Director
Office of Business Development – East Asia and Pacific
Bangkok, Thailand
bberg@usagm.gov

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Latin America

Our Latin America Business Development Office manages radio, television, satellite cable, and digital partnerships in over 20 Spanish-speaking countries from Mexico, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean nations, including Haiti.  VOA Spanish radio, TV and digital products are on offer as well as VOA Learning English.

Iscar Blanco can tell you more about becoming an affiliate:

Iscar Blanco
Director
Office of Business Development – Latin America
Washington, DC
Tel: +1 202 382 5960
iblanco@usagm.gov

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Eurasia

Based in Prague, Czech Republic, our Eurasia Office of Business Development manages radio, television, satellite, cable, and digital partnerships in Europe, the former Soviet Union, South Asia and the Middle East; the region stretches from Barcelona to Bishkek and Kiev to Karachi.  VOA and RFE/RL radio, TV and digital products are on offer as well as VOA Learning English.

Talk to Adam Gartner about becoming an affiliate:

Adam Gartner
Director
Office of Business Development – Eurasia
Tel: +1 202 830 3544
atgartne@usagm.gov
Vinohradska 159a,  100 00 Prague 10,
Czech Republic

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Types of Affiliates

TV/Video
Our television programming reaches an estimated audience of 180 million million people weekly, in significant markets such as Iran and Ukraine.

Radio
Radio broadcasts reach 120 million per week. We continue to enhance our distribution network, adding new FM transmitters in key cities in Chad and Mali.

Web
Our internet audience is 45 million each week. Increasingly, international media outlets are affiliating with us via BBG Direct, our digital distribution system that provides short form programming in multiple languages. BBG Direct and our growing menu of publishing opportunities through affiliate partner websites, blogs, social networks, mobile applications and distribution to emerging connected devices are helping the US Agency for Global Media reach new audiences.

Training
Programs include conferences, events and public meetings that provide basic journalism best practices, as well as courses on broadcasting, health, education, sales and marketing, business management, newsroom management, disaster preparedness and technical skills. Trainees include radio and television correspondents, Internet journalists, editors, producers, engineers, announcers and managers. The office works in countries across Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Read more about our media training activities.