Republic of Congo profile

News broadcasts on state-run radio and TV generally reflect the government line.

Stations from nearby Kinshasa, in DR Congo, can be received in Brazzaville and rebroadcasts of the BBC (103.8 FM), Radio France Internationale, and the Voice of America are available.

A press law provides for jail terms for incitement to violence and racism. Government respect for press freedom is "limited", says US-based Freedom House.

The newspapers which appear in Brazzaville are all privately-owned. Some of them carry criticism of the government.

Around 6% of citizens were online by 2012 (ITU).

The press

  • Le Choc - Brazzaville
  • L'Observateur - Brazzaville
  • L'Humanitaire - Brazzaville
  • Le Tam Tam - Brazzaville
  • Les Echos du Congo - Brazzaville
  • La Semaine Africaine - run by the Catholic church

Television

  • TV Congo - operated by state-run Radiodiffusion Television Congolaise

Radio

  • Radio Congo - operated by state-run Radiodiffusion Nationale Congolaise
  • Radio Brazzaville - state-run station for capital
  • Radio Liberte - private

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