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.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



56 in 2017

Global score


26.67 in 2017

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2019
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