Micronesia profile

Micronesia has no daily newspaper, but the federal government publishes a fortnightly information bulletin and each of the constituent state governments produces its own newsletter.

The constitution provides for freedom of expression.

The state governments and a religious organisation operate radio stations, and cable TV is available on Pohnpei and Chuuk.

There are no official restrictions on internet access, however cost and a lack of infrastructure limit availability on outlying islands. There were more than 22,000 internet users by December 2011 (Internetworldstats.com).

The press

  • The National Union - fortnightly bulletin published by federal government
  • The Kaselehlie Press - fortnightly

Television

  • KPON TV - Pohnpei, commercial
  • TTTK TV - Chuuk, commercial
  • WAAB TV - Yap, government

Radio

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RSS

Features & Analysis

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