Asia

Macau profile - Media

  • 21 January 2013
  • From the section Asia

The local government is the main media player in Macau; it runs terrestrial TV and radio stations and subsidises the press.

Citing these ties, the Vienna-based International Press Institute says it is "difficult to define the media as independent".

A state security law prohibits "sedition and subversion" against the Beijing government.

There were some 366,000 internet users by June 2012 (InternetWorldStats.com). Facebook is the most popular social network.

The press

Television

Radio