Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde

Constitutional guarantees for media freedom

A distinguishing feature of Cabo Verde is the absence of attacks on journalists and the exceptional media freedom, which is guaranteed by the constitution. The most recent defamation suit was in 2002. The state owns many of the country’s media including the main TV channel, TCV, and Radio Nacional de Cabo, but does not control their content. A degree of self-censorship is nonetheless noticeable. It is due to the small size of the country and media landscape, which makes journalists reluctant to upset possible future employers.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



32 in 2016

Global score


19.82 in 2016

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