The Republic of Palau is an independent country in Micronesia located southeast of the Philippines. It has implemented progressive eco-policies including implementing a shark sanctuary in 2009, declaring the nation a commercial-free fishing zone in 2013, and in 2017 launching the Palau Pledge, a passport pledge that uses immigration as a platform to mitigate the effects of climate change through responsible tourism. This small island nation is known for having the highest information and communication technology penetration rates in the Pacific. This entry provides a brief overview of Palau’s media and communications landscape.


Palau comprises 340 islands, eight of which are inhabited. Its most populous islands are Koror, where two thirds of the population live; Angaur; Babeldaob (or Babelthuap); Malakai; and Peleliu. Palau has been in ...

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