Africa

Cape Verde profile

  • 16 January 2015
  • From the section Africa
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Press freedom is guaranteed by law and is generally respected. Much of the media is state-run, but there is an active private press and a growing number of private broadcasters.

Reporters Without Borders ranked Cape Verde 24th among 180 countries in its 2014 world press freedom index - the second-highest-placed African nation.

Portuguese public TV and radio for Africa and Radio France Internationale are relayed across Cape Verde, and Portuguese and Brazilian newspapers are available. Local newspapers reach overseas-based Cape Verdeans online.

Some radio and TV programmes are presented in Crioulo - an African-Portuguese hybrid tongue.

There were 200,000 internet users by 2014 (Internetlivestats.com).

Press

Television

  • TCV - state-run, operated by Radiotelevisao Caboverdiana

Radio