Brunei

Brunei

Self-censorship on politics and religion

Self-censorship is the rule for journalists working for state-owned Radio Television Brunei and for the leading (officially independent) newspapers – the Borneo Bulletin, The Brunei Times and Media Permata. The authorities sometimes intervene in the activities of journalists but in most cases Borneo’s repressive legislation, rendered even harsher by progressive introduction of the Sharia, suffices to deter any comment that could be interpreted as blasphemy or criticism of the Sultanate.

155
in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

-34

121 in 2015

Global score

-17.09

36.76 in 2015

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2017
  • 0
    netizens killed in 2017
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2017
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