Media of Cape Verde
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.
Television and radio
There were also three television stations; one state owned (RTC) and two foreign owned, on March 31, 2008, Record Cabo Verde, its own version was launched by the Brazilian-based Rede Record. 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.
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, Inforpress, 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).
Freedom of Speech
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.