Latin America & Caribbean

Guatemala profile - Media

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Guatemala is one of the Western Hemisphere's most dangerous countries for the media, says Reporters Without Borders.

The watchdog says exposing corruption among politicians and officials can lead to threats and violence.

Private operators dominate the media. Four national TV channels share the same owner and have a virtual monopoly in TV broadcasting. They have been criticised for being pro-government. Press ownership is also concentrated, says Freedom House.

There were 3.1 million internet users by 2017 (via Internetworldstats). Facebook is the leading social network.

The press

Television

  • Canal 3 - commercial
  • Teleonce (Canal 11) - commercial
  • Televisiete (Canal 7) Televisiete (Canal 7) - commercial
  • Trecevision (Canal 13) - commercial

Radio