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
Asia & Pacific
Europe
Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

The Americas & the Caribbean

11.03.2016

IPI Blog: An Internet for all, by all

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


Asia & the Pacific

25.04.2016

Xulhaz Mannan, Bangladesh

Xulhaz Mannan – the openly gay founding editor of Roopbaan, Bangladesh’s first and only magazine aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community – was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants...[more]


Europe

12.04.2016

Mohammed Zahir al-Sherqat, Turkey

Halab Today TV presenter Mohammed Zahir al-Sherqat died on April 12, 2016 from injuries he suffered when he was shot in the neck two days earlier while walking on a street in Gaziantep, in southeast Turkey near the border with...[more]


Middle East and North Africa

16.04.2016

Humam Najjar (Abu Yazan al-Halabi), Syria

Humam Najjar died on April 16, 2015 from injuries he sustained in a car bomb attack on the headquarters of local rebel groups in Marea nine days earlier. Also known as Abu Yazan al-Halabi, Najjar was on assignment for Aleppo...[more]


Sub Saharan Africa

05.02.2016

El Hadj Mohamed Diallo, Guinea

Journalist El Hadj Mohamed Diallo, who worked for the private Guinee7 news website and the weekly L’Independant, was gunned down on Feb. 5, 2016 while covering clashes between rival factions of Guinea’s main opposition party in...[more]