The number of mainline telephones in use was 19,635 in 1997, with an additional 16,316 cellular phones in use by 1999. Radio-Television Seychelles, which is government owned, broadcasts in English, French, and Creole. Television service, controlled by the government, began in 1983. As of 1999 there were three AM radio stations and two television stations. There were 627 radios and 150 television sets per 1,000 population in 1998. Internet access is limited, with only one service provider serving 6,000 subscribers in 2001.
There is one daily newspaper— Seychelles Nation (2002 circulation 3,500)—published by the government in English, French, and Creole. The president has the authority to censor publications.