In 2000, there were 7,000 telephones in use throughout the country. Radio-Comoros, a government agency, provides services on shortwave and FM in Comorian, French, English, Arabic, Malagasy, and Swahili. In 2001, there were 1 AM and 4 FM radio stations. A national television station was started in 2001 with assistance from China. There are also a number of local radio and television stations.
The weekly newspaper Al Watwany (1995 circulation 1,200) is published by the government; the weekly L'Archipel (500) is published independently. There are two independent newspapers that publish regularly.
A new constitution provides for freedom of speech and of the press and it is believed that the government generally respects these rights.