Problematic subjects

Journalists in Panama are often the targets of judicial proceedings when they criticize government policy or cover corruption-related stories, especially ones with international ramifications such as the Panama Papers scandal. Defamation cases against journalists are common and 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 to pressure the media.

in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index



91 in 2018

Global score


30.56 in 2018

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