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).
- Public Eye - weekly, in English
- Lesotho Times - weekly, in English
- Sunday Express - weekly, in English
- The Post - daily, in English
- Lesotho Television - national, state-run
- Radio Lesotho - national, state-run
- People's Choice FM - private
- Joy Radio FM - private
- Catholic Radio FM - private
- The Lesotho News Agency (LENA) - government-owned