Cracked model

Although a relatively stable democracy, Chile continues to suffer from corruption of the military dictatorship, and the concentration of media ownership limits the democratic debate. Despite significant progress in access to information and Internet use, reporters still have difficulties covering demonstrations and several radio stations have been closed in recent years. In 2016, several journalists who were investigating corruption cases implicating officials and associates of President Michelle Bachelet were the targets of arbitrary defamation lawsuits.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



31 in 2016

Global score


19.23 in 2016

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