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Kiribati

Kiribati (pronounced kiribass) is an island republic comprising part of the Gilbert Islands, with an estimated 2018 population of 109,367. The 33 islands of Kiribati, spread across 3.5 million square kilometers, are found in the most remote part of the Pacific with the main island, South Tarawa, only 100 kilometers from the equator. With only a few meters above sea level, South Tarawa is Kiribati’s highest point.

Environmental factors present a threat to the nation’s livelihood, which is further impacted by the government’s inhibiting of media freedom to report on effective mitigation strategies to manage climate change. These issues and other issues associated with the media landscape in Kiribati are discussed in this entry.

History

Although Kiribati gained independence from Britain in 1979, it remains a member ...

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