Lesotho profile

Radio is the most-popular medium. As well as domestic outlets, South African radio and TV stations can be received.

Commercial and private radios are on the air alongside state-run Radio Lesotho - the only national station. The sole TV station is state-run. BBC World Service broadcasts on 90.2 FM.

The government generally respects media freedom and the private press carries opposition views. But the threat of defamation suits has led to self-censorship, reports US-based Freedom House.

Many media outlets rely heavily on government advertising.

There were just under 84,000 internet users by December 2011 (Internetworldstats.com).

Press

Television

  • Lesotho Television - national, state-run

Radio

  • Radio Lesotho - national, state-run
  • MoAfrika FM - private, Maseru-based
  • People's Choice FM - private
  • Joy Radio FM - private
  • Catholic Radio FM - private

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