Radio Free Asia
Radio Free Asia belongs to the American government. It is a sister media non-profit company of Voice of America. RFA is mandated to broadcast to China, Tibet, North Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Burma. RFA’s programming primarily comprises domestic news and information of unique and specific interest to its listeners. All broadcasts are solely in local language(s) and dialects.
Radio Free Asia is a private, nonprofit corporation that is funded by the U.S. Government through an annual grant from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency charged with overseeing all U.S. civilian international broadcasting.
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) -
an independent US federal agency charged with overseeing all U.S. civilian international broadcasting funds RFA with annual grant.
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Broadcasts in nine Asian languages were introduced on the following dates:
Mandarin, launched 9/96, 12 hours of programming per day, 7 days a week. One and one half additional hours weekly in the Wu (Shanghai) dialect.
Tibetan, launched 12/96 in Uke dialect, and added Kham dialect on 5/97, and Amdo dialect on 5/97 - 10 hours of programming per day, 7 days a week
Burmese, launched 2/97 - 4 hours per day, 7 days a week
Vietnamese, launched 2/97 - 2 hours per day, 7 days a week
Korean, launched 3/97 - 5 hours per day to North Korea, 7 days a week
Laotian, launched 8/97 - 2 hours per day, 7 days a week
Khmer (Cambodian,) launched 9/97 - 2 hours per day, 7 days a week
Cantonese, launched 5/98 - 2 hours per day, 7 days a week
Uyghur, launched 12/98 - 2 hours per day, 7 days a week
Richard Richter - was founding president. A distinguished broadcast journalist, Mr. Richter retired during the summer 2006.
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Jeffrey Shell - Chairman of BBG and RFA Corporate Board
Matthew C. Armstrong
Dr. Leon Aron
Ryan C. Crocker
Michael Kempner - Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry
Ambassador Karen Kornbluh
Libby Liu - President
Dan Southerland - Executive Director
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Parameswaran Ponnudurai - Vice-President of Programming