Problematic subjects

Journalists in Panama are often the targets of judicial proceedings when they criticise government policy or cover corruption-related stories, especially ones with international ramifications. Defamation cases against journalists are common and usually result in fines. The government continues to keep access to information under close control. Selective allocation of state advertising is one method used to pressure the media.

in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index



76 in 2020

Global score


29.78 in 2020

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    journalists killed in 2022
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2022
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2022
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