Argentina

Argentina

Endangered state media, police violence

The polarisation between state-owned and privately-owned media is still much in evidence in Argentina. Censorship by judicial means is one of the biggest threats to the media. When journalists and media outlets make damaging allegations in their reporting, especially about political corruption, they are often the targets of civil defamation suits that usually end with damages awards designed to strangle them financially. There were also some criminal complaints in 2020 that were designed to intimidate and censor media exposing embarrassing public interest information. Many journalists have been the victims of police aggressiveness and violence during major street protests in Argentina’s biggest cities since 2017.

69
in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

-5

64 in 2020

Global score

+0.21

28.78 in 2020

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2021
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2021
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2021
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