A dictatorship in which the media have no rights

For more than 20 years, Eritrea has been a dictatorship in which freely reported news and information has no place. At least 15 journalists are currently detained, some of them held incommunicado. Like everything else in Eritrea, the media are totally subject to the whim of President Issayas Afeworki, a predator of press freedom who has no plans to relax his grip. “Those who think there will be democracy in this county can think so in another world,” he recently said. Eritrea has been ranked last in RSF’s press freedom index for the past eight years.

in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index



180 in 2015

Global score


84.86 in 2015

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