Country Reports

This section examines the state of press freedom around the world, documenting violations and major media developments. Please select your region and countries of interest.

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Americas & Caribbean
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Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

The Americas & the Caribbean


Nineteen journalists, Colombia

Nineteen sports journalists were killed on Nov. 28, 2016 in the crash of LaMia Flight 2933 in Colombia, which claimed the lives of 71 of the 77 people aboard. The aircraft was carrying the Brazilian Chapecoense football squad...[more]

Asia & the Pacific


Dharmendra Singh, India

Three unidentified gunmen shot Dharmendra Singh, a reporter for the national Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, on Nov. 12, 2016 in the town of Sasaram. Singh, 35, was walking near his home and had stopped at a roadside tea stall when...[more]



Seven journalists, Russia

Seven Russian journalists and two sound engineers died on Dec. 25, 2016 when a Russian Tu-154 military plane on which they were travelling crashed into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff from Sochi, killing all 92 passengers and...[more]

Middle East and North Africa


Awab Al-Zubairi, Yemen

Freelance photojournalist Awab Al-Zubairi died on Nov. 18, 2016 in Taiz when explosives reportedly set in a building by Houthi forces detonated. Al-Zubairi was on assignment for the Taiz News Network , covering destruction caused...[more]

Sub Saharan Africa


IPI Blog: An Internet for all, by all

Internet Freedom Festival discusses the fight against censorship, surveillance[more]