Sao Tome and Principe profile

Sao Tome street scene Sao Tome has enjoyed freedom of expression

Freedom of expression, guaranteed by the constitution, is also respected in practice. There are three privately-owned newspapers and one which is state-run.

While the state controls a press agency and the only radio and television stations, no law forbids private broadcasting.

Opposition parties receive free airtime and newsletters, and pamphlets criticising the government circulate freely.

There were 31,000 internet users by December 2011 (Internetworldstats.com).

The press

Television

  • Televisao Saotomense (TVS) - state-run national broadcaster

Radio

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