Senegal media guide

time:2023-06-04 10:57:22source:NBC News author:news

Senegal has traditionally had one of the most unrestricted and diverse media scenes in the region.

The constitution guarantees freedom of information and abuses against journalists are relatively infrequent, says Reporters Without Borders (RSF). But some subjects remain off limits for reporters.

Violence against journalists is relatively rare in Senegal but 2021 saw a surge in verbal and physical violence against media outlets amid the arrest and release of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.

There are around 20 TV stations. Radio is an influential medium, and outlets include commercial and community stations.There are almost 30 daily newspapers. BBC World Service and Radio France Internationale are available on FM in Dakar. The online news media are highly-developed and include internet-based TV outlets.

There were 9.7 million internet users by December 2021, comprising 56% of the population ( Access is unrestricted.

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