The media in Burkina Faso consists of print media and state-supported radio, news, and television stations, along with several private broadcasters with programs consisting of sports, music, cultural, or religious themes. List of Burkina Faso newspapers and magazines for news and information on sports, entertainments, jobs, education, tourism, lifestyles, travel, and business.

Print media

  • L’Evénement, monthly
  • L’Hebdomadaire du Burkina, weekly
  • L’Indépendant, weekly, founded in 1993[8]
  • Le Journal du Jeudi, satirical weekly [9]
  • L’Observateur Paalga, daily with a weekly supplement, founded in 1973, burnt down in 1984, reestablished in 1991 [10]
  • L’Opinion, weekly[11]
  • Le Pays, daily, founded in 1991
  • San Finna, weekly, appearing Mondays, since 1999 
  • Sidwaya, 1984-, daily

Television

Télévision Nationale du Burkina, the government-owned television transmitting station, was established in 1963. Transmissions are made six days a week and are received only in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso. The government has been establishing public viewing centers. There is also one privately operated television station. In 2003, there were an estimated 433 radios and 12 television sets for every 1,000 people.[15]

Radio

See also: List of radio stations in Africa: Burkina Faso

Two radio stations, one in Ouagadougou and one in Bobo-Dioulasso, are run by the government radio corporation Radiodiffusion Nationale. Broadcasts are in French and 13 indigenous languages, using both medium wave (AM) and FM frequencies. RTB also maintains a worldwide short-wave news broadcast (Radio Nationale Burkina) in the French language from the capital at Ouagadougou using a 100Kw transmitter on 4.815 and 5.030 MHz.[

There are also several independent radio stations, as well as foreign radio services such as the BBC and Radio France Internationale (RFI 1 – Afrique) using satellite feeds. As of 2002, there were 3 AM and 17 FM radio stations, including:On the FM band

17 FMs, including:

On the MW band

3 stationsOn the SW band

3 stations (as of 2002)

Internet

In 2003, there were 2.1 personal computers for every 1,000 people. 4 of every 1,000 people had access to the Internet. There were two secure Internet servers in the country in 2004.

News agencies

  • Agence d’Information du Burkina (est. 1964 as L’Agence Voltaïque de Presse) is the government press agency