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


Kidnapped Mexican journalist's body found in Veracruz

Ex-police officer says murder committed at mayor’s command[more]

Asia & the Pacific


Rights advocates welcome promised changes in Sri Lanka

New president says news websites will be unblocked, press to be free[more]



In EU, calls to repeal blasphemy laws grow after Paris attacks

IPI research: blasphemy, religious insult still a crime in half of member states[more]

Middle East and North Africa


Bahrain rights defender says prison sentence a ‘message’

Nabeel Rajab: authorities targeting social media, the only ‘free’ area[more]

Sub Saharan Africa


IPI marks drop in journalists' deaths - 100 lost in 2014

Group says number still ‘unacceptable’, urges states to combat impunity[more]