Status: Free
Legal Environment: 1
Political Influences: 3
Economic Pressures: 7
Total Score: 11

Population: n/a
GNI/capita: n/a
Life Expectancy: 69
Religious Groups: Roman Catholic (49 percent), other [including Protestant and indigenous beliefs]
Ethnic Groups: Paluan (70 percent), Asian (28 percent), white (2 percent)
Capital: Koror

The constitution provides for freedom of the press, and the government generally respects this right in practice. The media comprise three independent weekly newspapers, a government gazette, one government-owned and two private radio stations, and cable television. The Internet, though not used significantly, is accessible with no government intervention.

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