Media of Cape Verde

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This article is about the Media in Cape Verde including its telecommunications, television and radio.


In 2003, Cape Verde had 71,700 main line telephones with an additional 53,300 cellular phones in use throughout the country. In 2004, there were seven radio stations; six independent and one state owned. The media is operated by the Capeverdean News Agency (secondarily as Inforpress).

Television and radio[edit]

In 2002, there were about 100,000 radios and 15,000 television sets nationwide. Broadcasts are in Portuguese and Crioulo. There were approximately 20,400 Internet subscribers nationwide in 2003.

There were also three television stations; one state owned (RTC - TCV) and three foreign owned, RTI Cabo Verde launched by the Portuguese-based RTI in 2005,on March 31, 2007, Record Cabo Verde, its own version was launched by the Brazilian-based Rede Record. [1] and TIVER. Cape Verde has now received TV CPLP and some of its programs are broadcast, the network first aired in 2016. Premium channels includes the Capeverdean versions of Boom TV and Zap Cabo Verde, two channels owned by Brazil's Record.[2] Other premium channels are aired in Cape Verde especially Satellite Network, they are common in hotels and villas but availability is predominantly limited, one of them is RDP África, the African version of the Portuguese radio station RDP.

Nationwide radio stations include RCV, RCV+, Radio Kriola, the religious station Radio Nova. Local radio stations include Rádio Praia, the first radio station in Cape Verde, Praia FM, the first FM station in the nation, Rádio Barlavento, Rádio Clube do Mindelo and Radio Morabeza in Mindelo.


The only daily newspaper in 2005 was Horizonte (circulation figures unavailable). The government-run Novo Jornal-Cabo Verde (2002 circulation 5,000) is published twice per week. Weekly periodicals include A Semana, Expresso das Ilhas, Jornal Horizonte, Terra Nova, and Boletim Informativo. Regional newspapers includes Jornal O Cidadão (São Vicente), Artiletra (São Vicente), a bi-monthly newspaper/periodical, Jornal de São Nicolau and Oceanpress (Sal).

In the colonial area, there was a journal that was like a newspaper named Notícias de Cabo Verde (News from Cape Verde) during the mid 20th century

Freedom of Speech[edit]

The Constitution of Cape Verde provides for free expression, and the government is said to uphold this right generally. Government authorization is not needed to establish newspapers, other printed publications, or electronic media.

Online newspapers abroad[edit]

One media based abroad is VozDiPovo-Online, an online newspaper founded in 2004 and is based in Aveiro, Portugal and serves the Capeverdean community there.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Record se destaca em Cabo Verde". A Semana. April 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "TV Record Cabo Verde disponível também nos canais a cabo em Cabo Verde". ZAP TV and BOOM TV.