Suriname profile

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The government generally respects freedom of expression and, on the whole, the state broadcast media offer a range of views.

There is occasional self-censorship, prompted by fear of reprisal from former military leaders or pressure from officials and others, reports Freedom House.

The two daily newspapers are privately-owned.

State-run broadcasters operate alongside private radio and TV stations.

There were more than 179,000 internet users by June 2012 (Internetworldstats.com). Access is not restricted.

The press

Television

  • ATV - government-owned, commercial
  • STVS - government-owned, commercial

Radio

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