Somalia

Somalia

Freedom of information in Somalia suffers from corruption, political violence and the central government’s extreme weakness. Non-state entities control much of the country. Journalists are persecuted by both the government and the rebel Islamist Al-Shabaab movement. Those who refuse to censor themselves are the targets of bombings or shooting by Al-Shabaab militants or exposed to arbitrary detention or the closure of their media outlets by the authorities.

167
in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

+5

172 in 2015

Global score

+6.96

72.31 in 2015

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2017
  • 0
    netizens killed in 2017
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2017
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