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 press and for media freedom organizations. And the authorities periodically try to censor critical media on spurious administrative or judicial grounds. In 2018, authorities held the editor of a news website illegally for two weeks although press offences have been decriminalized, and they suspended the accreditation of a journalist who is a correspondent for several international media outlets. 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.

in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index



104 in 2018

Global score


31.90 in 2018

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2020
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