The media are free of censorship and state control and often criticise the government.
All newspapers are privately-owned, and there is a mix of private and public radio stations.
Although the sole TV station is run by the government-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, it presents a wide range of political views. The CBC also operates MCTV, a multi-channel and pay-TV service.
There were nearly 192,000 internet users by December 2011 (Internetworldstats). Access is unrestricted.
- Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) - government-owned, operates CBC TV
- Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) - government-owned, operates CBC Radio 94.7 FM, 98.1 The One, QFM
- BBS FM - commercial, operated by Barbados Broadcasting Service
- Faith 102 - religious, run by Barbados Broadcasting Service
- Hott 95.3 - commercial, run by Starcom Network
- Voice of Barbados- commercial FM, run by Starcom Network
- Love 104.1 - commercial, run by Starcom Network
- Caribbean SuperStation - run by Starcom Network
- Mix 96.9 - commercial