Freedom of information is constantly violated in Democratic Republic of Congo, a country ruled by President Joseph Kabila since his father’s assassination in 2001. Journalists are exposed to threats, physical violence, arrest, prolonged detention and even murder. The main perpetrators – the army, police and security services – enjoy complete impunity. The Burundian journalist Egide Mwemero has been detained arbitrarily since October 2015.

in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index



150 in 2015

Global score


44.31 in 2015

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