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
Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

The Americas & the Caribbean


New Telecommunications Law in Mexico endangers press freedom

Legal expert Luis Fernando García spoke with IPI-NIP's Coordinator Javier Luque at the recent Internet Governance Forum held in Istanbul early this month[more]

Asia & the Pacific


Japanese journalist indicted for defamation and barred from leaving South Korea

Charges relate to article questioning whereabouts of South Korean president during ferry disaster[more]



NGO coalition calls attention to Spain’s free expression violations

Urges U.N. Human Rights Committee to consider them as part of periodic review[more]

Middle East and North Africa


Raad al-Azzawi and Imad Amer Lattufi, Iraq

News cameraman Raad al-Azzawi was killed in a public execution in the city of Tikrit, Northern Iraq on Friday.  Governor Raed Ibrahim of Salahuddin province confirmed the killing. Azzawi worked for Salahuddin Television,...[more]

Sub Saharan Africa