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


IPI to join UNESCO Paris discussion on journalists’ safety

‘News organizations standing up for the safety of media’ on Feb. 5[more]

Asia & the Pacific


In Sri Lanka, media settle in for long march to change

One year after historic election, optimism mixes with sluggish pace of reform [more]



Hungary anti-terror proposal threatens press freedom

IPI urges lawmakers to reject measures absent safeguards, precise definitions[more]

Middle East and North Africa


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


Zimbabwe court rules criminal defamation unconstitutional

IPI welcomes ruling, urges lawmakers to act further to protect press freedom[more]