Freedom of the Press - Marshall Islands (2002)

Status: Free
Political Influences: 5
Economic Pressures: 5
Total Score: 10

Population: n/a
GNI/capita: n/a
Life Expectancy: 65
Religious Groups: n/a
Ethnic Groups: Micronesian
Capital: Majuro

The government generally respects freedom of the press, but journalists occasionally practice self-censorship on sensitive political issues. The government's monthly Marshall Islands Gazette carries official news and avoids political coverage. A privately owned weekly newspaper publishes in both English and the Marshallese language. Of two radio stations, one is state-owned. Both broadcast pluralistic views. A cable television company shows U.S. programs and occasionally covers local events.

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