Murders go unpunished

The investigation into the murder of two French radio journalists in Kidal in November 2013 has not progressed, above all because security conditions prevent judicial officials from visiting the crime scenes. The authorities have harassed Mali’s media since the 2013 crisis, especially when they try to cover security issues. When hostages were taken at Bamako’s Radisson Blu Hotel in November 2015, the national TV channel, ORTM, chose to broadcast a TV drama series. Media freedom violations have been less severe since 2015, but northern Mali continues to be dangerous for media personnel, as seen when a Tuareg group took ORTM journalists hostage in Kidal in 2014 and a journalist was murdered in Timbuktu in 2015. This murder is also still unsolved.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



122 in 2016

Global score


39.83 in 2016

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