Seychelles profile

  • 23 March 2012
  • From the section Africa

The government controls much of the islands' media, and operates radio and TV stations and the sole daily newspaper.

Private or pro-opposition publications can be robust in their reporting despite tough libel laws. Steep licensing fees have discouraged the growth of private broadcast media.

Multi-channel cable and satellite TV are widely available. BBC World Service (106.2 MHz) and Radio France Internationale are available on FM.

By December 2010, there were nearly 34,000 internet users (

The press

  • Seychelles Nation - government daily
  • The Rising Sun - private daily
  • The People - ruling party weekly
  • Le Nouveau Seychelles Weekly - opposition
  • Regar - opposition


  • SBC TV - state-run, operated by Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC)


  • SBC - operates national mediumwave (AM) service and music station Paradise FM

News agency

  • Seychelles Agence Presse