Years of civil war left Liberia's media with the task of rebuilding. Many outlets still rely on financial support from politicians or international donors.
State-run LBS operates Radio Liberia. China has helped to renovate its transmission infrastructure. The private broadcasting scene includes some 15 radios and a handful of TV stations in the capital. Around a dozen newspapers publish regularly.
In 2010, Liberia enacted West Africa's first freedom of information law. However, large fines imposed in libel cases have encouraged self-censorship, reports US-based Freedom House.
BBC World Service broadcasts in Monrovia on 103 FM.
Internet use is limited to 0.7% of the population owing to cost, a low literacy rate and poor infrastructure, Freedom House noted in 2011.
- The Inquirer - private daily
- The New Dawn - private daily
- Daily Observer - private
- FrontPage Africa - private
- Clar TV - private
- Power TV - private
- DC TV - private
- Real TV - private