The Dominican Republic is served by national and local mass media operated by state and private owners. To date there are eight national daily newspapers and several local publications, televisions, and radio stations are well distributed geographically.
According to Freedom House, Freedom of the Press 2008 - Dominican Republic, (29 April 2008), the government generally respects freedom of speech in the press and also on the internet. As of 2007, only 23 percent of the population had access to the internet.
Despite a diverse media landscape, the Dominican Republic does not have a Media Accountability System (MAS) in place that can aid in progressing professional journalistic standards.