Samoa profile

Press freedom is "generally respected", according to US-based Freedom House.

The government and private operators run TV and radio stations and outlets from American Samoa are readily available.

By December 2011 there were nearly 13,000 internet users (InternetWorldStats). Internet cafes are widely used.

The press

  • Samoa Observer - private daily
  • Samoa Times - daily
  • Le Samoa - weekly, in Samoan and English languages
  • Savali - fortnightly, in Samoan and English languages
  • Talamua Magazine - monthly, in Samoan and English languages

Television

  • SBC TV - government-run, commercial
  • TV3 - private
  • Vaiala Beach Television (VBTV) - private

Radio

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