Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Shaky improvements

The Central African Republic is struggling to emerge from the violence of a civil war marked by the ransacking of newspaper offices and destruction of radio stations. Attacks on the media continue and there are scant guarantees for the safety of journalists, who are caught between the various warring parties. In July 2016, the UN Security Council responded to the continuing instability by renewing the peace-keeping mission’s mandate until November 2017. The country’s journalists have had no Maison de la Presse (Media Centre) in Bangui since December 23rd, 2016, when it was closed and its equipment was confiscated. As a rule, the print media publish little more than rumors and editorials. Backed by Switzerland’s Fondation Hirondelle, Radio Ndeke Luka is one of the few media outlets providing properly sourced reporting. The transitional government’s National Communication Council is unable to fulfil its regulatory role.

113
in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

-3

110 in 2016

Global score

+2.52

33.60 in 2016

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