Madagascar profile - Media
- 12 January 2016
- From the section Africa
The restoration of democratic rule in 2014 has led to "a decline in censorship of content and political interference with outlets", according to a 2015 report by Washington-based advocacy group Freedom House.
Following a coup in 2009, the Rajoelina government closed several outlets and radio stations were the target of physical attacks.
Censorship, harassment and intimidation were also reported.
Although nationwide broadcasting remains a state monopoly, there are hundreds of private local radio and TV stations. Radio is the main medium for news.
There were 1.1 million internet users by November 2015 (Internetworldstats.com).
- Midi-Madagasikara - private daily
- Madagascar-Tribune - private daily
- La Gazette de la Grande Ile - private daily
- L'Express de Madagascar - private daily
- Lakroa (Cross) - Catholic weekly
- Television Malagasy (TVM) - state-owned
- Radio-Television Analamanga (RTA) - private
- Madagascar TV (MATV) - private
- Malagasy National Radio (RNM) - state-owned
- Radio Don Bosco - Catholic
- Radio Lazan' Iarivo (RLI) (Glory of Iarivo) - private
- Radio Antsiva - private