Watch Live TV from Djibouti
All media are government controlled. Radio Djibouti began broadcasting in the 1940s, during the colonial period in French Somaliland. In 1983, Djibouti inaugurated a powerful state-owned AM radio transmitting station, built with French and FRG funds. A television service was first introduced in 1967. Both are state run and broadcast in Arabic, French, Somali and Afar. As of 2001, there were 1 AM and 2 FM radio stations and 1 television station. In 1997, there were 77 radios and 37 television sets per 1,000 population. Internet access was available to about 6,500 subscribers in 2003.