Status: Free
Legal Environment: 2
Political Influences: 3
Economic Pressures: 7
Total Score: 12

Population: n/a
GNI/capita: n/a
Life Expectancy: 78
Religious Groups: Roman Catholic (87 percent), Protestant (13 percent), other [including Jewish and Muslim]
Ethnic Groups: Celtic, Portuguese, Italian, Slavs, other
Capital: Luxembourg

The government has a very liberal media policy, which has helped the country serve as a provider of broadcast services for pan-European audiences. This role has decreased as other countries have liberalized their media markets, thus leaving Luxembourg with less revenue for its small domestic market. Newspapers and magazines present a diverse spectrum of viewpoints, but financial viability depends on support from political parties and trade unions. The government subsidizes media heavily to prevent closures, and many broadcasters operate only for a few hours a day. Government-run media outlets are minor; RTL, a locally-owned media conglomerate dominates the broadcast media.

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