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


Journalists remain at risk as protests roil Venezuela

IPI members call on authorities to ensure the safety of media workers [more]

Asia & the Pacific


IPI urges stepped-up probe into death of Filipina journalist

Newspaper correspondent suffered multiple gunshot wounds in attack at her home[more]



IPI members call for court review of South African bill

General Assembly delegates unanimously adopt resolution criticising 'secrecy' legislation[more]

Middle East and North Africa


World Press Freedom Hero urges Iran to free journalists

Mashallah Shamsolvaezin says his country currently holds 48 in prison [more]

Sub Saharan Africa


South African journalists: From joy to jitters

The optimism seen in 1994 has become clouded with pessimism for the future of press freedom [more]