Africa

Guinea-Bissau profile - Media

  • 16 June 2015
  • From the section Africa
Radio listener in Guinea-Bissau
Image caption Broadcasters face many challenges, including unreliable power supplies

The media experience "harsh treatment" from the authorities, security forces, and individuals with connections to the military and drug traffickers, US-based Freedom House reports.

A climate of fear has led to self-censorship, which particularly affects reporting on drug trafficking.

Broadcasters face many challenges, not least the lack of a reliable power supply. Private radio stations operate alongside the state-run broadcaster.

A government-owned paper publishes alongside privately-owned outlets. The press is plagued by financial instability.

There were 57,000 internet users as of June 2015 (InternetLiveStats.com).

Press

Television

  • Radio Televisao de Guinea-Bissau (RTGB) - state-run
  • RTP-Africa - operated by Portuguese public broadcaster RTP

Radio

  • Radio Nacional - state-run
  • Radio Pindjiguiti - private
  • Bombolom FM - private