Regional model

The decriminalization of media offences, community broadcast regulations and access to information ensure a favourable 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 2019 World Press Freedom Index



20 in 2018

Global score


15.56 in 2018

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2020
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