Intimidation campaigns and self-censorship

In Mozambique, which has been led by President Filipe Nyusi since January 2015, the media suffer from a lack of resources and training and from widespread self-censorship, especially in rural zones. Journalists are often the targets of intimidation campaigns and lawsuits by government officials. Paulo Machava, the editor of the online Diario de Noticias newspaper, was gunned down on a Maputo street in August 2015. He had voiced support for journalists who were being prosecuted on a charge of defaming the President.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



87 in 2016

Global score


30.25 in 2016

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