Freedom of the Press

Guyana

Guyana

Freedom of the Press 2003

2003 Scores

Press Status

Free

Press Freedom Score
(0 = best, 100 = worst)

21

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

5

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

11

The constitution provides for press freedom, and the government generally respects this right in practice. There is one major independent daily newspaper, the Stabroek News, and one government daily newspaper, the Guyana Chronicle. While in the past the government operated the country's only radio station, the government has responded to criticism that it controls the electronic media by granting new radio operating licenses. In addition to one state-run television station, there are a dozen independent stations throughout the country.