Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde

Constitutional guarantees for media freedom

Press freedom has suffered a setback in Cape Verde for the first time since the 1990s. One of its leading newspapers has stopped producing a print edition and is now published only online. Independent media struggle to survive because advertising income and state subsidies are limited. A distinguishing feature of Cape 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.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



27 in 2017

Global score


18.02 in 2017

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2019
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