Mixed record

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 website in connection with its coverage of alleged electoral fraud. Impunity largely prevails when journalists are physically attacked.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



79 in 2017

Global score


30.38 in 2017

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2019
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