Despite its small size, Liechtenstein has a diverse media landscape. The most important media are the two daily newspapers, the "Liechtensteiner Vaterland" and the "Liechtensteiner Volksblatt", as well as the public radio broadcaster "Radio Liechtenstein".
The history of Liechtenstein's media starts in 1863. At this time, but also later, there were several unsuccessful attempts to establish a long-running newspaper in the Principality. The Liechtensteiner Volksblatt has existed since 1878; in 1914 the Oberrheinischen Nachrichten was published as a mouthpiece of the emerging opposition. Since the creation of the two main political parties in 1918, each of these newspapers has traditionally been associated with one of these parties. This remains the case today, with the Liechtensteiner Volksblatt seen as the unofficial newspaper of the Progressive Citizens' Party and the Liechtensteiner Vaterland (the modern incarnation of the Oberrheinischen Nachrichten) close to the Patriotic Union.
National and municipal text update services are provided, often in combination with teletext. Liechtenstein also has its own public broadcaster, "Radio Liechtenstein". In 2008 a small private television channel, "1 FL TV", was created. Information is also provided to the population in the form of publications created by opposition parties and private publishing houses.