The Seychelles country population is 98,000 and currently there are 10 active media outlets - both state owned and private functioning in the country. Over the past three years, four weekly political papers have ceased publication.

Seychelles is ranked 52nd in the 2021 Reporter Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index, moving up 11 places compared to 2020. The country has for the past 20 years not had any journalists, media assistants or citizen journalists killed or imprisoned.

There are four publications comprising of two dailies, two weeklies and others that are published fortnightly, monthly, quarterly and bi-annually. The State owns one of the daily newspapers, Seychelles Nation and a private publisher is the proprietor of Today in Seychelles. One of the weekly newspapers, The People is owned by the opposition party, Parti Lepep (The People's Party). There is only one other other weekly, namely The Independent which is closely linked to the Seychelles Labour Union.
The Seychelles News Agency which was launched on the 22nd of April 2014, operates on an online platform and provides national news for a global audience. Le Seychellois Hebdo has ceased physical publication but operates through its Facebook page.  

The publicly funded Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation operates three television channels (SBC 1; SBC 2; SBC 3) and two radio channels, namely Radyo Sesel, broadcasting on medium wave (AM) and Paradise FM which broadcast on frequency modulation (FM). The television and Radyo Sesel radio services offer a variety of news, public information and entertainment programmes whilst the FM channel focuses more on music programmes.

TéléSesel is the country’s sole private television channel accessible on Cable & Wireless Television Cable TV. The local channel was launched in July of 2017. It gives attenton to local news, information and entertainment programmes.

The country currently has two private radio stations. Pure907 (previosuly Pure FM)  began its operations in August 2012 and broadcasts music programmes and advertisements. K-Radio began its operations in January 2018. Both stations broadcast music programmes, sports news and entertainment as well as advertisements.

There has been a significant increase in the use of social media due to improved internet connectivity and penetration following the installation of the undersea optic-fibre cable that connects the main island of Mahé to the rest of the world. The polarisation of the media has encouraged the use of social media for political discourse and as a source of information.

An increase in media outlets has surpassed the national capacity of qualified practicing journalists. Some media houses have their own in-house training programme for working journalists and new recruits. However, aspiring journalists who are suitably qualified are awarded scholarships by the government for further education at tertiary level. Media practitioners also participate in various workshops or short term training that are held either locally or abroad.

The Right to Freedom of Expression is provided for in Article 22(1) under the Seychellois Charter of Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms in the Constitution of Seychelles. The conduct of the media is guided by the Seychelles Media Commission Code of Conduct, which was put in place following consultations with the industry and in line with Section 13(2) (c) of the Seychelles Media Commission Act 2010.

The media is free to publish and broadcast content that comply with guidelines, set out in the SMC Code of Conduct, the Constitution and other legal obligations that are in force in Seychelles, in respect of media freedom and expression.