Latin America & Caribbean

Barbados profile - Media

St Michaels, Barbados Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The media operate in a relatively free environment

The media are free of censorship and state control, says Freedom House.

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.

BBC World Service radio broadcasts on 92.1 FM in Bridgetown.

There were nearly 235,000 internet users by December 2018 (InternetWorldStats.com). Access is unrestricted.

The press

Television

Radio