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 comments that could be interpreted as blasphemy or criticism of the Sultanate.
155 in 2016
53.85 in 2016