Freedom of the Press - Saint Kitts and Nevis (2004)

Status: Free
Legal Environment: 2
Political Influences: 9
Economic Pressures: 10
Total Score: 21

Population: n/a
GNI/capita: n/a
Life Expectancy: 71
Religious Groups: Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic
Ethnic Groups: Predominantly Black, British, Portuguese, Lebanese
Capital: Basseterre

Press freedom is provided for in the constitution. The two main political parties, the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union and the opposition People's Action Movement, publish weekly newspapers. A third, non-partisan, newspaper also appears weekly. The government operates the only television station and the main radio station; seven independent radio stations also exist. Complaints from the opposition party center on accusations that the government limits or denies the party access to coverage on state-owned media; the party acknowledges that it has access to independent media outlets.

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