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Radio Free Asia ( RFA) is a private, nonprofit international broadcasting corporation that broadcasts and publishes online news, information, and commentary to readers and listeners in East Asia.

RFA – Its self-stated mission is “to provide accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press.

Based on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, it was established in the 1990s with the aim of promoting democratic values and human rights, and diminishing Chinese Communist control.

RFA provides radio broadcasts in nine Asian languages including Mandarin, Tibetan, Burmese, Vietnamese, Korean, Laotian, Khmer, Cantonese, and Uyghur.

RFA also operates Web sites carrying original news content in nine Asian languages, plus English, and several additional dialects.

Radio Free Asia -RFA’s programming primarily comprises domestic news and information of unique and specific interest to its listeners.

All broadcasts are solely in the local languages and dialects. Each RFA language service is distinctive, reflecting the particular culture, language, and preferences of its listeners.

RFA is a private, nonprofit corporation, funded by the U.S. Congress through the United States Agency for Global Media, an 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.

RFA Broadcast Frequencies

Your reception reports, or QSL cards, help us evaluate the quality of RAF signal strength. Please find mailing instructions below the frequency table.

To view the complete broadcasting schedule of RFA’s nine language services, please click here

Listening to Radio Free Asia Broadcasts by Phone

In partnership with AudioNow, RFA is enabling our listeners in the U.S. to use their mobile phones to listen to the most-recent language service broadcasts digitally. RFA’s in-depth, investigative brand of award-winning journalism in Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Cantonese, Khmer, Uyghur, Tibetan, Burmese, and Lao can be heard anytime.

Circumventing Internet Censorship

You can also share information on the web sites that are blocked on your computer. One service available is Click

Font Help

For the best display of various fonts on the RFA Web site, we recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7 or higher on a computer with a current Microsoft operating system (Windows 2000 or higher). more info

News from Asia via RSS

RFA provides free news headlines and links to our latest coverage in English and nine Asian languages via RSS feed. With our RSS feed, you can display RFA headlines on your Web site or add our headlines to your favorite news reader. more info

Anti-Jamming Antenna

The method below describes a way to reduce interference with our signal to make it easier to hear RFA broadcasts via shortwave radio. more info

Contact Address: Radio Free Asia, 2025 M Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036 USA. Telephone: 202-530-4900, International: 011-202-530-4900

Feedback: For comments, suggestions and general questions

Contact RFA news services:

Burmese—, Cantonese—, Khmer—, Korean—, Lao—

Mandarin—, Tibetan—, Uyghur—, Vietnamese—

Website Assistance:

*** First Update: 20 Aug 2019, Last Update: 20 Aug 2019

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