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Port-au-Prince, International communications, daily newspapers, television sets, broadcast stations

Most of Haitiís communications network is clustered in Port-au-Prince. International communications tend to be better than domestic. In 1997 there were 38 television sets and 53 radios in use for every 1,000 residents. Haiti had 9 telephone mainlines per 1,000 people in 2000. There were 4 daily newspapers in 1996, with an average circulation of about 20,000, or about 3 papers per 1,000 inhabitants. Most of the newspapers and broadcast stations are in Port-au-Prince, and these cater to the capitalís richer inhabitants. Rural Haitians depend on personal contacts to disseminate information.



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Port-au-Prince, International communications, daily newspapers, television sets, broadcast stations, personal contacts, radios, residents, telephone, people, information, use

 
 

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