Little room for pluralism

Although a relatively stable democracy, Chile continues to suffer from corruption and hangovers from the military dictatorship. Pluralism and democratic debate are limited by the concentration of media ownership and the difficulties that community media encounter in ensuring their long-term survival. Despite significant progress in access to information and Internet use, the confidentiality of journalists’ sources is often violated. Journalists still have problems covering certain subjects such as political corruption and protests by the Mapuche communities, which have been in conflict with the Chilean state for nearly 200 years. Reporters are often targeted while covering demonstrations and they lack protection. Several radio stations have been shut down in recent years.

in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index



38 in 2018

Global score


22.69 in 2018

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2020
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