RFI is a French public radio service that broadcasts in Paris and all over the world. With 35.6 million listeners in 2008, RFI is one of the most listened to international radio stations in the world, along with BBC World Service, Voice of America and China Radio International.
RFI broadcasts 24 hours per day across the world in French and in 12 other languages in FM, shortwave, medium wave, satellite and on its website. RFI is a channel of the state company France Medias Monde. The majority of shortwave transmissions are in French and Hausa but also includes some hours of Swahili, Portuguese, Mandinka, and Russian.