The government owns and operates all major telecommunications services. In 2000 there were 55,000 mainline telephones and 63,100 cellular phones in use. Radio-Télévision Malagasy broadcasts in French, Malagasy, and English, and telecasts in French and Malagasy; Radio Madgasi Kara, also state-owned, broadcasts in French and Malagasy. As of 2001, there were 2 AM and 9 FM radio stations and 1 television station. In 2000 there were 216 radios and 24 television sets for every 1,000 people. The same year, two Internet service providers were serving 30,000 subscribers.
In 2002, there were five major daily newspapers: Atrika (circulation 13,000), Imongo Vaovao (10,000), Madagascar Tribune (12,000), Maresaka (5,000), and Midi-Madagasikara (25,000). All are published in Antananarivo. Despite prior censorship of all print media, the press is presently independent and quite outspoken.