Status: Free
Political Influences: 2
Economic Pressures: 7
Total Score: 9

Population: n/a
GNI/capita: n/a
Life Expectancy: 67
Religious Groups: Roman Catholic (49 percent), Protestant, indigenous beliefs (51 percent)
Ethnic Groups: Polynesian, Malayan, Melanesian
Capital: Koror

The constitution provides for freedom of the press, and the government generally respects this right in practice. The media consist of a government gazette, several independent weekly newspapers, one government-owned and three private radio stations, and cable television. While media outlets express a range of opinions, government media must also carry official views as part of their coverage.

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