The print media are diverse and polarized, investigative journalism flourishes online, but pluralism lags behind in the broadcast media. Legislative initiatives restricting the right of access to information, and reducing the transparency of public institutions are a source of concern. At least 30 libel suits were filed in 2017 against the founder of the Sut.am website in connection with its coverage of alleged electoral fraud. Impunity largely prevails when journalists are physically attacked.
79 in 2017
30.38 in 2017