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Freedom of the Press 2008 - Andorra

Publisher Freedom House
Publication Date 29 April 2008
Cite as Freedom House, Freedom of the Press 2008 - Andorra, 29 April 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4871f5e9c.html [accessed 22 August 2014]
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Status: Free
Legal Environment: 1 (of 30)
Political Environment: 4 (of 40)
Economic Environment: 8 (of 30)
Total Score: 13 (of 100)
(Lower scores = freer)

Freedom of expression is protected under Article 12 of the Andorran constitution, which also allows for laws that regulate the right of reply, correction, and professional confidentiality. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is binding in Andorra and also ensures media freedom. No major incidents relating to press freedom were reported in 2007. Due to Andorra's size, neighboring France and Spain heavily influence the media landscape. The majority of television transmissions are provided through technical accords with the Spanish and French government networks. Domestically, there are two daily papers, Diari d'Andorra and El Periodic, as well as two major weekly newspapers, Informacions and 7 Dies. The public service broadcaster, Radio i Televisió d'Andorra, operates one radio station and one television station, both of which broadcast in Catalan. The government also releases a daily news bulletin. Internet access is open and unrestricted, and 32 percent of the population had access in 2007.

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