South Ossetia profile - Media

Logo for South Ossetian news agency Res Image copyright Res

There is little media activity in South Ossetia beyond the state broadcaster and news agency.

Moscow-based TV and radio channels are relayed extensively. A handful of private newspapers publish only sporadically.


Ir is the state TV and radio company. It operates the only local TV station, which airs news in Ossetian and Russian and relays Russian TV for most of the day. It operates the website, as well as the Osinform news agency (

Osradio ( is a pan-Ossetian website and radio station covering events in both South Ossetia and Russia's North Ossetia.

The Ossetian service of the Russian state-run Sputnik news agency ( launched in June 2015, with versions in Ossetian and Russian.

News agency/web

Res (formerly known as the South Ossetian Press and Information Committee) is the state news agency. (