Cyprus profile - Media

Newspaper reader in Nicosia
Image caption Political division is reflected in the media

The Cypriot media mirror the island's political division, with the Turkish-controlled zone in the north operating its own press and broadcasters.

State-run radio and TV compete with private operators, and relays of Greek and Turkish stations are on air across the island.

Freedom of speech is generally respected and a vibrant private press often criticises the authorities, says US-based Freedom House.

There were more than 656,000 internet users by June 2012 ( Access is unrestricted, says Freedom House.

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