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.

Choose your region of interest

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

The Americas & the Caribbean


IPI remembers former chair David Laventhol

High-profile U.S. newspaper publisher died April 8[more]

Asia & the Pacific


Chinese court hands journalist Gao Yu seven-year sentence

IPI World Press Freedom Hero accused of leaking state secrets[more]



Prosecutors drop charges against Slovenian journalist over alleged intelligence leak

Justice Ministry proposal would reintroduce public interest defence in similar cases[more]

Middle East and North Africa


Syria court again postpones Mazen Darwish case

Observers say no reason given for delay to April 28[more]

Sub Saharan Africa


UPDATE: Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists

Pair had been confined to hotel for over a week after covering military operations against Boko Haram[more]