Guinea

Guinea

Journalists in turmoil

President Alpha Condé’s government is not gentle with Guinea’s media, and many journalists have had to flee the country because of the controversial stories have written. The authorities periodically censor critical media either on spurious administrative pretexts – several radio stations were suspended in November 2017 – or on charges of insulting state institutions, publishing “false news,” or for non-payment of taxes. The High Authority for Communication even goes so far as to accuse media outlets of operating illegally after their requests for licenses are ignored. The president often has harsh words for the national and international media and media freedom organizations.

104
in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

-3

101 in 2017

Global score

-1.25

33.15 in 2017

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