The freedom to inform has declined in Mauritius. Although seen as one of the model African countries in regard to respect for human rights and democracy, journalists can be sentenced to imprisonment for offending public order. The daily newspaper L’Express is often targeted by the authorities, and three of its journalists were arrested in September 2017 over a story implicating a former justice minister in alleged money laundering. Experience has shown that investigative coverage of certain subjects can be risky for Mauritian journalists.
56 in 2017
26.67 in 2017