Uruguay

Uruguay

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.

20
in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

+5

25 in 2017

Global score

-1.87

17.43 in 2017

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