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Freedom of the Press - Liechtenstein (2006)

Publisher Freedom House
Publication Date 27 April 2006
Cite as Freedom House, Freedom of the Press - Liechtenstein (2006), 27 April 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/473451ce57.html [accessed 24 July 2014]
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Status: Free
Legal Environment: 1
Political Influences: 5
Economic Pressures: 7
Total Score: 13

Population: n/a
GNI/capita: n/a
Life Expectancy: 80
Religious Groups: Roman Catholic (76.2 percent), Protestant (7 percent), other (16.8 percent)
Ethnic Groups: Alemannic (86 percent), other [including Italian and Turkish] (14 percent)
Capital: Vaduz

Freedom of expression is guaranteed under Article 40 of the 1921 constitution. No major press freedom violations were reported in 2005. Liechtenstein has two publicly owned daily newspapers, Liechtensteiner Vaterland and Liechtensteiner Volksblatt, as well as one Sunday paper, Liewo. There is one government-owned radio station, Radio Liechtenstein, which was privately owned until January 2004, when it encountered financial troubles. No local television stations are documented, though satellite television is widely viewed. Because of its small size and shared language, Liechtenstein relies heavily on media from neighboring Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Internet access is open and unrestricted.

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