Fragile calm

President Alpha Condé’s government is harsh on Guinea’s media and many journalists have had to flee the country as a result of controversial stories. The authorities periodically try to censor media either on administrative grounds – such as the attempt to close Espace FM and Espace TV in 2014 – or on charges of insulting state institutions or publishing “false news.” The President often has harsh words for the national and international media and media freedom organizations.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



108 in 2016

Global score


33.08 in 2016

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