Fiji has an active media sector, with several private television stations, radio stations, and newspapers. However, the 2010 Media Industry Development Decree has had a significant impact on the communication environment in Fiji.
PNG’s mainstream mass media, including radio, television and print, is the most vibrant and diverse in the region. Media penetration is highest in urban areas where the English-speaking populations live.
Timor-Leste’s media sector is in the early stages of development. Much like the experience in other developing democracies, the Timor-Leste media community has to deal with limited resources and training.
The Solomon Islands’ media industry is a fast-growing one. A unique feature of the media industry in Solomon Islands is youth employment. Solomon Islands has a population with 70 percent of people under the age of 29, and the media industry primarily comprises young people.