Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Respite still awaited

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. The UN Security Council has responded to the continuing instability by renewing the peacekeeping mission’s mandate until November 2018. The country’s journalists have had no Maison de la Presse (Media Centre) in Bangui since December 23, 2016, when it was closed and its equipment was confiscated after a long conflict between journalists and former President Patassé’s family. 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.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



113 in 2017

Global score


36.12 in 2017

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