NameRadio Free Asia
Associated Media Activities

Radio Free Asia belongs to the American government. It is a sister media non-profit company of Voice of America.

Management Board

Members of the Corporate Board are:

  •     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
  •     Kenneth Weinstein

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  • President: Libby Liu
  • Executive Director: Dan Southerland
  • Vice President of Programming: Parameswaran Ponnudurai

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Editor In Chief

Poly Sam


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.