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Freedom of the Press

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis

Freedom of the Press 2004

2004 Scores

Press Status

Free

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

21

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

9

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

10

Press freedom is provided for in the constitution. The two main political parties, the St. Kitts--Nevis Trades and Labour Union and the opposition People's Action Movement, publish weekly newspapers. A third, non-partisan, newspaper also appears weekly. The government operates the only television station and the main radio station; seven independent radio stations also exist. Complaints from the opposition party center on accusations that the government limits or denies the party access to coverage on state-owned media; the party acknowledges that it has access to independent media outlets.