Radio Free Asia’s mission is to provide accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press.
RFA is funded through an annual grant from the Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent U.S. agency; RFA has a legislative firewall that bars interference by U.S. government officials in the execution of RFA’s mission of providing reliable journalism to audiences otherwise deprived of uncensored, accurate press.
RFA is a private, nonprofit corporation that broadcasts news and information to listeners in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable.
In 2011, Radio Free Asia celebrated its 15th Anniversary. On 12/17/2010 the Broadcasting Board of Governors passed the following resolution celebrating and commemorating RFA's 15 years of impact broadcasting.
Strict adherence to the highest standards of journalism is at the very core of RFA's mission.
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Radio Free Asia is a private, nonprofit corporation. Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeffrey Shell serves as the chair of RFA’s corporate board.
Each of our nine news services has a director who is responsible for its editorial operations.
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Radio Free Asia operates under the oversight of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent, autonomous entity responsible for all U.S. government and government sponsored, non-military, international broadcasting.