South Ossetia profile - Media

  • 12 March 2015
  • From the section Europe
Logo for South Ossetian news agency Res

The South Ossetian authorities operate a TV service and programmes from Russia are rebroadcast in the territory.

Private media are not prohibited, but the private newspaper XXI Vek publishes only sporadically. In early 2009, popular Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda said it had launched a weekly edition for the territory.

Georgian state-run TV broadcasts a daily news programme in Ossetian; a daily two-hour programme in the language is aired by Georgian state radio.

Russian-language, pro-Georgian station Alania TV targets viewers in South Ossetia from a transmitter in Georgia.

The press


  • Ironradio - operated by State Committee for TV and Radio Broadcasting


  • Ayzeld FM - private
  • Volna FM - private

News agency

  • RES - operated by South Ossetian Press and Information Committee, pages in English