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


IPI pleased U.S. reporter will not be forced to name source

But group concerned James Risen may still be questioned under subpoena[more]

Asia & the Pacific


On Human Rights Day, 'Don't give up the fight'

IPI short 'My Voice' highlights experiences of humanitarian photojournalist Giles Duley[more]



IPI blasts new wave of raids on Turkey media outlets

Calls for release of journalists detained yesterday[more]

Middle East and North Africa


Four journalists killed this week in Syria

Al Jazeera, Orient News announce deaths of correspondents in Daraa province[more]

Sub Saharan Africa


African rights court rejects imprisonment in defamation cases

Landmark ruling orders Burkina Faso to change law; IPI urges other states to follow suit[more]