Regional model

Uruguay is a model country for freedom of information. The decriminalization of media offenses, community broadcast regulations, and access to information ensure a favorable environment for journalists. 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 the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



20 in 2016

Global score


15.88 in 2016

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