State-run outlets dominate the broadcast media. Radio is an important medium and press circulation is mostly limited to urban areas.
State media have been accused of acting as mouthpieces for the ruling party, says US-based Freedom House. It says some private outlets report critically on the government, but fear of reprisals can lead to self-censorship.
There were around 500,000 internet users by 2016 (Internetlivestats.com).