Obstacles in the way of reporting

Coverage of political developments and criminal cases in Belize is polemical because the media have become polarized. This often results in legal proceedings that are long and costly for media outlets. Cases of threats, intimidation, and harassment of journalists are occasionally reported. Because of inadequate infrastructure, Internet access is among the slowest and costliest in the Caribbean.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



36 in 2016

Global score


20.61 in 2016

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2018
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