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.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



155 in 2016

Global score


53.85 in 2016

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