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Media in Abkhazia

Media in Abkhazia consists of several TV channels, newspapers, magazines and radio stations. Some of them are government-owned, others are private. Apsnypress is the government information agency. Russian media are generally also available and is popular.


  • History 1
  • Television broadcasting 2
  • Newspapers 3
  • Radio 4
  • See also 5
  • Sources 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


The first newspaper appeared in Abkhazia in 1917,[1]

  • Apsnypress, information agency of Abkhazia (Russian)
  • Newspapers of Abkhazia - archive of 4 main newspapers (Echo Abkhazii, Novy Den, Nuzhnaya, Chegemskaya Pravda) (Russian)
  • Radio SOMA

External links

  1. ^ Абхазская литература. Литературная энциклопедия 1929—1939. (Abkhazian literature. Encyclopaedia of literature 1929-1939) (Russian)
  2. ^ a b Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations, ПРЕССА АБХАЗИИ (АПРЕЛЬ 2002) (Media of Abkhazia), 04/2002 (Russian)
  3. ^ a b c d e Abkhazia: Deepening Dependence, p. 13
  4. ^ a b c d A Survey of Access to Information... , p. 15
  5. ^ a b c Abkhazia Today, p. 15
  6. ^ a b c A Survey of Access to Information... , p. 16
  7. ^ Republika Abkhazia, Apsny, Ekho Abkhazii, Nuzhnaya Gazeta, Chegemskaya Pravda, Novy Den, Bzib, Gal per A Survey of Access to Information... , p. 16



Communications in Abkhazia

See also

Radio Soma is the only private radio station is very popular, broadcasting 24 hours a day, primarily music, but also carrying some news and, at times, live talk shows with invited guests.[4] The state radio, like state TV, broadcasts for 3–4 hours a day.[5]


There are two government and several private newspapers, published in Russian (predominantly) and Abkhaz.[7] The circulation ranges from 1,000 to 5,000, most of the newspapers are weeklies.[4] There is a degree a diversity, opposition media criticise the government over the wide range of issues such as Abkhazian-Russian relations and internal politics.[2][3][6] Novy Den and Chegemskaya Pravda newspapers had a pro-opposition tone during the 2009 presidential elections.[3] There have been several claims of harassment of journalists by the authorities. In September 2009, a court in Sukhumi gave journalist Anton Krivenyuk a three-year suspended sentence for allegedly libelling Bagapsh. Some Abkhazian journalists viewed this as an intimidation of opposition in the run-up to the elections.[3]


[5] Russian channels, such as

[6][5] existed in the capital in 2006, there are local TV stations in Gagra and Tkvarcheli.Sukhum-TV Another private channel, [3].2009 presidential elections and supported him during the Beslan Butba It is owned by [4] and its environs.Sukhumi, the only private station, reaches only Abaza TV It is the only local channel available all over the country. [4][3]

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