Unfavorable legislation

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 remoter parts of the country. The occasional cases of journalists being physically attacked or murdered have gone unpunished. Media ownership is very concentrated, above all in the hands of the El Comercio group, which maintains an extraordinary level of domination of the national print media and TV markets.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



84 in 2016

Global score


29.99 in 2016

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