Peru’s journalists risk harsh reprisals when they cover social or environmental conflicts, expose cases of corruption, or investigate the infiltration of state entities by drug traffickers. The main threat to media freedom in Peru comes from the defamation laws, which often lead to journalists being threatened, intimidated or prosecuted, especially in the more remote parts of the country. Media income and ownership is also very concentrated in Peru, especially in print and online media, where the El Comercio group maintains an extraordinary level of domination, both economically and in terms of influence.
88 in 2018
30.27 in 2018