Cape Verde profile

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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.

No attempts to obstruct the media were reported in 2011, according to Reporters Without Borders, which placed Cape Verde among the top 20 countries in its world press freedom index.

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 148,800 internet users by December 2011 (Internetworldstats.com).

Press

Television

  • TCV - state-run, operated by Radiotelevisao Caboverdiana

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