Lack of media infrastructure

Although the constitution guarantees media freedom, Comoros suffers from a climate of self-censorship that is due to the archipelago’s small size and population (less than 1 million). New media outlets have nonetheless appeared in recent years thanks to donations and local initiatives. Journalists are spared physical violence but they suffer from a lack of resources and access to state-held information. The provision of news and information online has grown recently, though Internet access is limited due to a lack of infrastructure, frequent power cuts, and high connection costs.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



50 in 2016

Global score


24.33 in 2016

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