Intimidation and self-censorship

At an event marking World Press Freedom Day in 2017, President Filipe Nyusi’s government recognized the importance of the role played by journalists in promoting democracy and promised to guarantee a favorable environment for the freedom to inform. The media nonetheless suffer from a lack of resources and training. Journalists and media who upset the authorities continue to be exposed to threats and intimidation, with the result that self-censorship is widespread, especially in rural zones.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



93 in 2017

Global score


31.05 in 2017

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