Dominican Republic profile

A newspaper seller displays a copy of the Dominican newspaper Hoy in Santo Domingo Hoy is a popular daily newspaper

Media ownership is concentrated in a few economically or politically-powerful hands.

There are scores of terrestrial TV channels and many multichannel cable TV operators. More than 300 radio stations are on the air, most of them commercial. The government operates TV and radio networks.

Press freedom is guaranteed by law and media outlets carry diverse political views. Journalists reporting on possible links between the drugs trade and officials have faced intimidation, and some have been killed, reports US-based Freedom House.

There were 4.6 million internet users by December 2011, including some 2.5 million Facebook users (Internetworldstats). Access is unrestricted, though not widely available outside major cities and towns.

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