Asia

Solomon Islands profile

  • 8 February 2013
  • From the section Asia
Man reads Solomon Star newspaper
Image caption Solomon Star daily newspaper has been in cirulation since 1982

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) operates a public radio service. A high rate of illiteracy means that radio has a greater reach than the press.

Australia has donated equipment to SIBC and has sponsored programmes aimed at promoting peace. Taiwan has also granted technical aid.

Press freedom is generally respected, says US-based Freedom House.

The BBC World Service broadcasts in the capital on 105.6 FM.

There were more than 34,000 internet users by June 2012 (InternetWorldStats).

The press

  • Solomon Star - daily
  • Solomons Voice - weekly
  • Solomon Times - weekly
  • Agrikalsa Nius - monthly
  • Citizen's Press - monthly

Television

  • One Television

Radio

Internet