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.
About our Broadcasters
Voice of America (VOA)
Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 45 languages. For over 75 years, VOA journalists have told American stories and supplied content that many people cannot get locally: objective news and information about the US, their specific region and the world. VOA uses the devices and platforms target markets use to connect audiences on five continents with the people, thoughts and institutions that make America unique.
VOA uses digital, web and mobile media to engage viewers, listeners, users, and friends. Radio and television broadcasts continue to reach countries where free speech is banned or where civil society is under threat. VOA is a beacon of hope for underserved audiences who yearn for information about freedom of expression, civil society, and change.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a private, nonprofit, multimedia broadcasting corporation that serves as a surrogate media source in 25 languages and in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.
With headquarters in Prague, 17 local bureaus (including Moscow, Kabul, Kyiv, and Islamabad), and more than 1,000 journalists throughout its broadcast region, RFE/RL’s proximity to its audiences facilitates the production of compelling, locally-oriented programming in a cost-effective manner.
Radio and TV Marti
The Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) oversees Radio and Television Martí at its headquarters in Miami, Florida. The Martís are a multimedia hub of news, information and analysis that provide the people of Cuba with interactive programs seven days a week through satellite television and shortwave and AM radio, as well as through flash drives, emails, DVDs, and SMS text.
Combined with the online platform, radiotelevisionmarti.com, they are a one-of-a-kind service that brings unbiased, objective information to all Cubans. The Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) conducts the operations of the Martís at its headquarters in Miami.
Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with eight bureaus and offices overseas, RFA is a private, nonprofit, multimedia news corporation. RFA brings award-winning, domestic journalism and uncensored content to people in six Asian countries that restrict free speech, freedom of the press, and access to reliable information beyond their borders. RFA also provides educational and cultural programming, as well as forums for audiences to engage in open dialogue and freely express opinions.
Working in some of the world’s harshest media environments, RFA utilizes on-the-ground reporters and “stringers,” as well as vast networks of cultivated in-country sources, citizen journalists, and eyewitnesses who provide leads, tips, images, and video—often at great personal risk—to ensure that their fellow countrymen and women get accurate, timely news and information about what’s happening in their communities and neighborhoods.
Alhurra TV, Radio Sawa
MBN is an Arabic-language news organization. MBN consists of two television networks (Alhurra and Alhurra-Iraq); Radio Sawa; Afia Darfur; Alhurra.com; RadioSawa.com; Irfaasawtak.com; Maghreb Voices and various social media platforms. The networks broadcast news and information from their headquarters in Northern Virginia, along with bureaus in Cairo, Dubai, Jerusalem, Beirut, Erbil, Rabat, Baghdad, and Washington, D.C. MBN has correspondents throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
MBN’s networks provide an undistorted line of communication with the people of the Middle East and North Africa.