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 on which others may shape their own emerging journalistic traditions.

RFA is a private, nonprofit corporation, funded by the U.S. Congress through the United States Agency for Global Media, and independent federal government agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international media. In addition to providing oversight, USAGM works with RFA to ensure the professional independence and integrity of its journalists.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." Article 19, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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