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RFE/RL is funded by the U.S. Congress through the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM). USAGM is an independent federal government agency that oversees all U.S. global broadcasting. Under IRS rules, RFE/RL is a private, nonprofit Sec. 501(c)3 corporation. Chartered in Delaware, it receives federal grants as a private grantee. RFE/RL maintains a corporate office in Washington, D.C. RFE/RL is managed by President Stephen Capus and a board of directors chaired by Ambassador Karen Kornbluh. While RFE/RL is funded by the U.S. Congress, our editorial independence is protected by U.S. law. Further, RFE/RL staff are not U.S. federal government employees.