The media landscape in Trinidad and Tobago is fragmented, highly competitive, saturated, and dynamic. A twin island republic located in the southeastern part of the Caribbean, approximately 7 miles from Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago has a mixed-media system of public and private media, a high level of social media use, and an established technological and telecommunication infrastructure. The second-largest English-speaking country in the region, Trinidad and Tobago, according to the 2018 census, has a population of 1.4 million people. Africans and (East) Indians each make up 40% of the population, and a group of people from various ethnicities—European, Chinese, Middle Eastern, and mixed ethnicities—comprise the remaining 20%.

Social, political, and economic environments influence the kind of impact that media systems have on society; this is particularly ...

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