Marshall Islands

This entry provides a brief overview of the media and communications landscape in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a Micronesian island nation in the northern Pacific Ocean. It first provides a background of the country and then discusses the country’s media landscape.


The Republic of the Marshall Islands has a population of 53,000 and consists of 29 atolls, 24 of which are inhabited. The country gained its independence in 1979 but has a history of environmental damage due to its being a nuclear test site during World War II. The issue of environmental damage surfaced when other environmental factors became prominent in 2015. Local politician and climate change advocate, the late Tony De Brum, was instrumental in bringing the small nation’s environmental issues to the ...

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