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


Iran trial for U.S. journalist resumes behind closed doors

IPI criticises lack of evidence, transparency in case against Jason Rezaian[more]

Asia & the Pacific


End to inquest in Myanmar journalist’s death raises concerns

Decision comes as journalists report harassment, intimidation before elections[more]



Turkey high court tosses journalist’s ‘insult’ prison sentence

Rules conviction over AKP criticism violated free expression[more]

Middle East and North Africa


IPI urges release of Al Jazeera journalist arrested in Berlin

German government reportedly detains Ahmed Mansour at Egypt's request[more]

Sub Saharan Africa


IPI welcomes withdrawal of media bills in Tanzania

Facing criticism, government pledges further review[more]