Grenada | Freedom House

Freedom of the Press

Grenada

Grenada

Freedom of the Press 2004

2004 Scores

Press Status

Free

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

16

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

5

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

5

Freedom of the press in unrestricted, and the media are free of censorship and government control. Reporters, however, operate cautiously under slander and libel laws, which the state commonly uses to prosecute journalists. A private corporation, with a minority government share, owns the principal radio and television stations. There are 10 active radio stations; at least 4 additional licenses were issued in 2003. There are three public television stations and one cable system. Numerous daily and weekly newspapers routinely carry press releases by opposition parties, including regular weekly columns expressing opposition views. Television stations frequently broadcast reports on opposition activities, including coverage of political rallies held by assorted parties and candidates, public forums featuring political leaders of each of the major parties, and other public service programs. In 2003 the government commenced holding weekly ministerial press conferences in which members of the media are free to ask any questions they wish concerning the relevant ministry.