Status: Free
Legal Environment: 5
Political Influences: 12
Economic Pressures: 10
Total Score: 27

Population: n/a
GNI/capita: n/a
Life Expectancy: 61
Religious Groups: n/a
Ethnic Groups: Nauruan (58 percent), other Pacific Islander (26 percent), Chinese (8 percent), European (8 percent)
Capital: Yaren

The government respects freedom of the press though there is no independent news publication. The government publishes the Nauru Bulletin, a weekly newspaper. The state owns Nauru TV, the only television channel, and Radio Nauru, which carries Radio Australia and BBC broadcasts. In May 2000, police raided Nauru TV and confiscated a videotape of a parliamentary vote. In August 2001, the government banned Michael Field, an Agence France-Presse reporter, from entering Nauru to cover an annual meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum. Field had been regularly covering Nauru's involvement with money-laundering issues.

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