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Freedom of the Press

St. Vincent and Grenadines

St. Vincent and Grenadines

Freedom of the Press 2004

2004 Scores

Press Status

Free

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

14

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

5

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

8

The constitution guarantees a free press, and media openly criticize the government. There are several independent newspapers and radio stations, as well as a national radio station that receives funding from the government. The sole television station is privately owned. Some journalists complain that government advertising, an important source of revenue, is sometimes withheld from those publications more critical of the government. According the U.S. State Department, the government has recently adopted a policy aimed at distributing advertising revenue equally among the major newspapers.