Grenada - Media

A local automatic telephone system covers the island, with connections to Carriacou. In 1997, there were about 27,000 main telephone lines in use with an additional 976 cellular phones. Radio and television services are provided by Radio Grenada and Grenada television. In 2001, there were six radio stations and two television stations. The Grenadian Broadcasting Network (GBN) operates the primary stations. GBN is a privately owned organization, but the government holds minority shares in the group. In 1997, there were 817 radios and 306 television sets in use per 1,000 population. In 2000, there were 14 Internet service providers, which served about 4,100 subscribers by 2001.

As of 2001, there were three weekly newspapers and several other newspapers published on an irregular schedule. The most popular weeklies are The Informer (1995 circulation, 5,000), Government Gazette (NA) , and The Grenadian Voice (3,500).

The constitution provides for free speech and press, and the government is said to uphold these rights.

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