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Freedom of the Press - Monaco (2007)

Publisher Freedom House
Publication Date 2 May 2007
Cite as Freedom House, Freedom of the Press - Monaco (2007), 2 May 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/478cd534c.html [accessed 22 October 2014]
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Status: Free
Legal Environment: 3 (of 30)
Political Environment: 7 (of 40)
Economic Environment: 6 (of 30)
Total Score: 16 (of 100)
(Lower scores = freer)

Freedom of expression is guaranteed under Article 23 of the 1962 Monegasque constitution. However, it is prohibited by law to publicly denounce the ruling family. This exception is generally observed by the media, leading to occasional self-censorship. No violations of press freedom were reported in 2006. Monaco has no daily newspapers, but French dailies that cover news in Monaco are available, as are French television and radio broadcasts. Two domestic weekly newspapers, the government-produced Journal de Monaco and Monaco Hebdo, are also available. Monaco has one government-run television station, one privately owned English-language radio station, Riviera Radio, and the government-run Radio Monte-Carlo, which broadcasts in several languages both in and outside of Monaco. The internet is available and unrestricted and used by more than 50 percent of the population.

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