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In Panama, journalists are often the targets of judicial proceedings when they criticize government policy or cover corruption-related stories, especially ones with international connections. Defamation cases usually results in fines. The government continues to keep access to information under close control. Selective allocation of state advertising is one of the methods used.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



91 in 2016

Global score


30.59 in 2016

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