Africa

Guinea-Bissau profile - Media

  • 16 June 2015
  • From the section Africa
Radio listener in Guinea-Bissau
Broadcasters face many challenges, including unreliable power supplies

The media experience "harsh treatment" from the authorities, security forces, and individuals with connections to the military and drug traffickers, US-based Freedom House reports.

A climate of fear has led to self-censorship, which particularly affects reporting on drug trafficking.

Broadcasters face many challenges, not least the lack of a reliable power supply. Private radio stations operate alongside the state-run broadcaster.

A government-owned paper publishes alongside privately-owned outlets. The press is plagued by financial instability.

There were 57,000 internet users as of June 2015 (InternetLiveStats.com).

Press

Television

  • Radio Televisao de Guinea-Bissau (RTGB) - state-run
  • RTP-Africa - operated by Portuguese public broadcaster RTP

Radio

  • Radio Nacional - state-run
  • Radio Pindjiguiti - private
  • Bombolom FM - private