Structural violence and government control
The media are among the victims of the widespread violence in Salvador, one the world’s most dangerous countries. Several journalists have been murdered or physically attacked in recent years. The freedom to inform has steadily lost ground since Salvador Sánchez Cerén’s election as president in 2014. He has accused the media of waging a “campaign of psychological terror” against his government and has himself violated the rules on access to information. Salvador’s legislation provides the media with little protection, and officials harass and threaten journalists who try to investigate corruption or government finances.
62 in 2017
27.24 in 2017