Slovenia - Media

In 1997, Slovenia had 722,000 main line telephones. A 2000 report indicated that there are an additional 1 million mobile cellular phones in use throughout the country. As of 1998, there were 17 AM and 160 FM radio stations. In 2001 there were 48 television channels. A 2000 report estimates there are 405 radios and 368 televisions for every 1,000 people. The same report shows there are about 276 personal computers in use for every 1,000 people. There were about 11 Internet service providers serving 600,000 users in 2001.

As of 2002, there were four major independent daily and several weekly newspapers published. The dailies are Delo (2002 circulation of 90,000), Slovenske Novice (80,000), Dnevnik (62,000), and Vecer (70,000).

The constitution provides for free expression, including freedom of speech and the press; however, it is said that lingering self-censorship and some indirect political pressures do continue to influence the media.

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