Media of Chad
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Media in Chad is controlled by the government.
Telecommunications and internet
Postal and telephone service are under the direction of the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications. There are direct telephone connections between N’Djamena and Paris and several African capitals. In 2003, there were an estimated 2 mainline telephones for every 1,000 people. The same year, there were approximately 8 mobile phones in use for every 1,000 people.
In 2003 there were 1.7 personal computers for every 1,000 people and 2 of every 1,000 people had access to the Internet.
The government-operated Radiodiffusion Nationale Tchadienne has a broadcasting station in N’Djamena that broadcast in French, Arabic, and seven African languages. Other radio stations are privately owned, such as Al-Bayan, DJA FM, and Al-Nasr. In 2002, there were 2 AM and 4 FM radio stations. In 2003, there were an estimated 233 radios for every 1,000 people.
List of radio stations
- Radio ADMC, in Abéché, FM 95.006
- Radio Arc-en-Ciel, in N'Djamena (est. 2005), FM 87.6; Catholic
- Radio Brakoss (est. 2000), in Moïssala, FM 98.105
- Dja FM, in N'Djamena (est. 1999), FM 96.91
- Radio Duji Lokar (est. 2001)and Radio Étoile de Matin, in Moundou (est. 2000), FM 101.83; Catholic
- Radio Effata, in Laï (est. 2005), FM 98.0; Catholic
- Radio FM Liberté, in N'Djamena (est. 2000) FM 105.31
- Radio Lotiko, in Sarh (est. 2001), FM 97.65; Catholic
- Radiodiffusion nationale tchadienne – RNT, in N'Djamena (est. 1955), FM 94.051
- Radio Oxygène, in N'Djamena (est. 2017), FM 96.3
- Radio Terre Nouvelle, in Bongor (est. 2000), FM 99.44; Catholic
- La Voix du Paysan, in Doba (est. 1996), FM 96.22; Catholic
The government-operated Tele Tchad has a broadcasting station in N’Djamena that broadcasts in French, Arabic, and seven African languages. Two other TV stations are privately owned: Electron TV and Al-Nassour. In 2003, there were an estimated 2 television sets for every 1,000 people.
The government press agency publishes the daily news bulletin Info-Tchad (circulation about 1,500 in 1999). Other publications include the weekly N’Djamena Hebdo (1999 circulation 9,500), and the monthly Tchad Et Culture (3,500).
Freedom of Speech
The Constitution of Chad and Transitional Charter ensure freedom of speech and the press, and the government is said to respect these rights. The Higher Council on Communications (mandated by the CNS) promotes free access to the media.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html.
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- Toyin Falola; Daniel Jean-Jacques, eds. (2015). "Chad: Media". Africa: an Encyclopedia of Culture and Society. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-59884-666-9.
- "Chad", Freedom of the Press, USA: Freedom House, 2015, OCLC 57509361
- Karen Fung, African Studies Association (ed.). "News (by country): Chad". Africa South of the Sahara. USA – via Stanford University.
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