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Palau Media Survey (09.03.02)

Newspapers

Newspapers published and read in Palau

Tia Belau

Affiliation:

Independent

Published by:

MYU Publications

Address:

P.O. Box 477, Koror, Palau 96940

T:

(680) 488 6385

F:

(680) 488 4810

E:

myu@palaunet.com

Editor:

Raoul G. Briones

Frequency:

Weekly, Friday

Length:

12 pages

Language:

English

Price:

US$ 0.65

Coverage:

Mainly local. Tia Belau features two pages given over to public forum with columns as well as public responses and issues.

Circulation:

1,500-2,000

 

Palau Horizon

Affiliation:

Independent

Published by:

Island’s Horizon Corporation

Address:

P.O. Box 487, Koror, Palau 96940

T:

(680) 488 4588

F:

(680) 488 4565

E:

hprinting@palaunet.com

Editor:

Abed E. Younis

Frequency:

Weekly, Friday. Twice-weekly edition planned for March 2002

Length:

16 pages

Language:

English

Price:

US$ 0.50

Coverage:

Mainly local

Circulation:

1,500 (1,200 circulated in Palau, the remainder in Saipan and Guam)

 

Roureur Belau

Affiliation:

Independent

Published by:

MYU Publications, Clifford ‘Spade’ Ebas

Address:

P.O. Box 477, Koror, Palau 96940

T:

(680) 488 6365/3159

F:

(680) 488 4810

E:

myu@palaunet.com

Frequency:

Weekly, Friday

Length:

8 pages

Language:

Palauan

Price:

US$ 0.25

Coverage:

Local

Newspapers published outside Palau and read in Palau

Marianas Variety

Affiliation:

Independent

Published by:

Abed and Paz Younis

Address:

P.O. Box 231, Saipan, 96950-0231, Northern Marianas

T:

(670) 234 6341

F:

(670) 234 9271

E:

mvariety@vzpacific.net

Editor:

Zaldy Dandan

Frequency:

Daily (Monday-Friday)

Length:

40 pages

Language:

English

Price:

US$ 0.50

Coverage:

Local, regional (Micronesia) and international

 

Pacific Daily News

Affiliation:

Independent

Published by:

Lee P. Webber

Address:

238 Archbishop F. L. Flores Street, P.O. Box DN, Hagatna, Guam 96932

T:

(671) 475 6397

F:

(671) 477 3079

E:

news@guampdn.com 

Internet:

www.guampdn.com

Editor:

Greg Owens

Frequency:

Daily

Length:

64 pages

Language:

English

Price:

US$ 0.75

Coverage:

Local

Magazines

Rock Islander

Published by:

Jackson Henry

Address:

P.O. Box 1217, Koror, Palau 96940

T:

(680) 488 1461

F:

(680) 488 1614

E:

jacksonhenry@hotmail.com
jerome@palaunet.com

Frequency:

Quarterly

Length:

28 pages

Language:

Articles are in English

Price:

US$ 2.50

Coverage:

Articles all about Palau

National Communications Authority

Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC)

Address:

P.O. Box 99, Koror, Palau 96940

T:

(680) 587 9900

F:

(680) 587 1888

E:

edcarter@palaunet.com

Operations:

Palau’s only provider of telephone, Internet and television services

Radio Stations

General Comments

There are a total of 4 radio stations in Palau; two privately owned (WWFM and KRFM), one Chinese-owned Christian religious broadcaster, and one government (T8AA) station. While Palauan media outlets are free to express views and opinions, government media must also represent the government views. WWFM features a daily one-to-two hour talk and call-in show.

WWFM

Affiliation:

Independent

Address:

P.O. Box 1327, Koror, Palau 96940

T:

(680) 488 4848

F:

(680) 488 4420

E:

wwfm@palaunet.com

Internet:

www.brouhaha.net/palau/wwfm.html

Broadcasting

 

hours:

24 hours a day

Content:

Talk and call-in shows, music

Language:

Palauan and English

Broadcasting
frequency:


89.5 FM in Palau and Internet globally

 

KRFM

Affiliation:

Independent

Address:

Sure Save Store, Koror, Palau 96940

T:

(680) 488 1359

E:

rudimch@palaunet.com

Broadcasting

 

hours:

24 hours a day

Content:

Music, community bulletin board, occasional other items on request

Language:

Mainly Palauan

Broadcasting frequency:


88.9 FM

 

T8AA / Eco Paradise

Affiliation:

Government

Address:

P.O. Box 279, Koror, Palau 96940

T:

(680) 488 2417

F:

(680) 488 1932

Broadcasting
hours:


FM: 24 hours a day, AM: 6 am – 12:00 midnight

Content:

News, public service announcements, talk shows, live coverage of major events, music.

Language:

Palauan

Broadcasting frequency:


87.9 FM (limited coverage in Palau), 1584 AM (all Palau)

Television Stations

General Comments

95% of Palau households have cable television through a fibre optic network covering the major islands of the country (Koror, Babeldaob, Peleliu).  No local or regional television is broadcast in Palau. Cable programming consists of six USA mainland channels broadcast through videotape with a 6-day delay as well as real-time satellite channels such as CNN, Cartoon Network, ESPN and others.

Island Cable Television (ICTV), a division of PNCC and the only cable provider in Palau, does include a teletext channel (channel 6) featuring announcements, advertisements, etc. for which advertisers pay $5 per screen per day with discounts for longer-term advertisements. ICTV has the capacity to produce local videos on a contractual basis.

ICTV (cable network)

Address:

PO Box 39, Koror, Palau 96940

T.

(680) 488 1490

F:

(680) 488 1499

E:

nor_ictv@palaunet.com

Broadcasting

 

hours:

24 hours a day

Content:

Various cable channels, mostly from the USA

Language:

English

 

To get involved, contact :

 
         

National Co-ordinator
Mr Joe Chilton
Palau Community College
PO Box 9
Koror, 96940
Republic of Palau
T: + 680 488 2470
F: + 680 488 6563
Tutiic@yahoo.com

     
Ms. Tiare Holm
Palau Conservation Society
P.O. Box 1811,
Koror, 96940
Republic of Palau
T: ++ 680 488 3993
F: ++ 680 488 3990
pcs@palaunet.com
 

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