Guinea

Guinea

Caught in the storm

President Alpha Condé’s government is not gentle with Guinea’s media. The president often has harsh words for the national and international media and for media freedom organizations. The authorities periodically try to censor critical media on spurious administrative or judicial grounds. The accreditation of RSF and RFI’s correspondent was suspended in connection with his coverage of the role of soldiers in the death of two men, while several foreign journalists were forced to leave the country after being the targets of spurious accusations, including accusations of spying. The decriminalization of press offences was a significant step forward for press freedom, but journalists are still occasionally arrested and sometimes held for several days. A law on access to information that was adopted in 2010 has still not been promulgated, and now journalists are concerned about a revision of the press law announced by the communication minister. 

110
in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

-3

107 in 2019

Global score

+0.85

33.49 in 2019

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2020
Go to the barometre