Net closing on journalists

Regarded widely as one of Africa’s most stable democracies, Senegal enjoys a diverse media landscape. The 2001 constitution guarantees freedom of information, and abuses against journalists have been relatively infrequent in recent years. However, some subjects continue to be off limits and the staff of several media outlets have been summoned and subjected to intimidation for covering corruption. Radio stations that interview government critics may be harassed and their journalists convicted of defamation, but this is relatively rare. The media have had less leeway since the adoption of a press code in June 2017 that failed to decriminalize press offenses but does provide for the confiscation of equipment and material and even the closure of media outlets for threats to state security.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



58 in 2017

Global score


26.72 in 2017

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