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 Blog: An Internet for all, by all

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

Asia & the Pacific


Ravi Kanojia, India

Ravi Kanojia, a photographer for English daily The Indian Express, was electrocuted in Jhansi on May 9, 2016 while on assignment. Kanojia was at the Jhansi railway station covering the arrival of a water train in the...[more]



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


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


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]