Micronesia Culture

Micronesia Culture and Mass Media

Newspapers in Micronesia Federation

According to BUSINESSCARRIERS.COM, Micronesia is a country located in Oceania. In the Micronesia Federation there is no daily newspaper, but four news magazines with sparse publishing.

The Micronesian Federation has four state radio stations and four TV stations, one of which is one (TV Station Yap – WAAB) and one cable TV station. There are 71 radio and 20 TV receivers per 1,000 residents (2000).


According to CALCULATORINC, woodcarving is a common craft and at traditional parties dances often occur. Each state has its own form of pop music, a mix of traditional music and Western pop music.

In 2016, the UN agency Unesco included the prehistoric construction site Nan Madol on the World Heritage List. The complex is built on artificial islands in a lagoon off the island of Pohnpei and consists of stone palaces, temples, graves and houses. Nan Madol was the political and spiritual center of the so-called Saudi dynasty and was erected between the 13th and 16th centuries.

In all the islands except Yap, the residents are organized into matrilinear clans, where kinship is counted on the mother’s side. The clans are still of great importance and are held together over great distances, even across national borders.

According to THESCIENCETUTOR.ORG, the Micronesian communities have traditionally been highly hierarchical. Most often, the individual’s position is determined by the customer affiliation, but in the state of Pohnpei the pattern differs in that the residents compete to get certain positions and titles. The traditional customs have now been mixed with more modern Western influences (see Customs and customs).

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