Country Profiles

CIMA has compiled data on the media in developing countries around the world. This data is drawn primarily from IREX's Media Sustainability Index, Freedom House's Freedom of the Press index, and Reporters Without Borders's Press Freedom Index. While these indexes measure different aspects of press freedom, by including each of them, we hope to provide a more complete picture of the media in each country. Also included in these summaries is data from the Committee to Protect Journalists as well as news updates from IFEX.

How were these profiles compiled? 


Africa

Angola | Benin | Botswana | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cameroon | Cape Verde | Central African Republic | Chad | Comoros | Democratic Republic of Congo | Congo, Republic of | Cote d'Ivoire | Djibouti | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Gabon | The Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Kenya | Lesotho | Liberia | Madagascar | Malawi | Mali | Mauritania | Mauritius | Mozambique | Namibia | Niger | Nigeria | Rwanda | Sao Tome and Principe | Senegal | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Somalia | Somaliland South Africa | South Sudan | Sudan | Swaziland | Tanzania | Togo | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe 

 

Asia

Bangladesh | Bhutan | Brunei | Burma (Myanmar) | Cambodia | China | East Timor | Fiji Hong Kong [China] | India | Indonesia | Japan | Kiribati | Laos | Malaysia | Maldives | Marshall Islands | Micronesia | Mongolia | Nauru | Nepal | North Korea | Pakistan | Palau | Papua New Guinea | Philippines | Samoa | Singapore | Solomon Islands | South Korea | Sri Lanka | Taiwan | Thailand | Tonga | Tuvalu | Vanuatu | Vietnam 

 

 

Europe & Eurasia

Albania | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Belarus | Bosnia & Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Croatia | Czech Republic | Estonia | Georgia | Hungary | Kazakhstan | Kosovo | Kyrgyzstan | Latvia | Lithuania | Macedonia | Moldova | Montenegro | Poland | Romania | Russia | Serbia | Slovakia | Slovenia | Tajikistan | Turkmenistan | Ukraine | Uzbekistan

 

Latin America & the Caribbean

 

Antigua and Barbuda | Argentina | Bahamas | Barbados | Belize | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Cuba | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | El Salvador | Grenada | Guatemala | Guyana | Haiti | Honduras | Jamaica | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Paraguay | Peru | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Suriname | Trinidad and Tobago | Uruguay | Venezuela

 

 

 

Middle East & North Africa

Afghanistan | Algeria | Bahrain | Egypt | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Israeli-Occupied Territories and Palestinian Authority | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Morocco | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Tunisia | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | Yemen