Radio Free Asia (RFA)


Organizational Description:

Radio Free Asia’s mission is to provide accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit full and free domestic media. Guided by the core principles of freedom of expression and opinion, RFA serves its listeners by providing information critical for informed decision-making.

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. Each RFA language service is distinctive, reflecting the particular culture, language, and preferences of its listeners.

RFA adheres to rigorous journalistic standards of objectivity, accuracy, and fairness. RFA aims, in turn, to retain the greatest confidence among its listeners and to serve as a model for others to shape their own emerging journalistic traditions.

Primary Issues of Focus:

  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Rights
  • Freedom of the Press

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