Regional model

The decriminalization of media offenses, community broadcast regulations, and access to information ensure a favorable environment for journalists in Uruguay. The Law on Broadcast Communication Services adopted in December 2014 encourages media pluralism and established a Broadcast Communications Council that is independent of the government. In 2016, RSF nonetheless registered several cases of threats, intimidation and political pressure on journalists who had covered sensitive cases involving members of the president’s office. In 2017, several investigative reporters were subjected to judicial harassment and one journalist, Isabel Prieto, narrowly escaped a murder attempt.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



25 in 2017

Global score


17.43 in 2017

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