Press freedom on the decline in African countries | DW News

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The latest World Press Freedom Index has just been published – and it paints a mixed picture of countries across the African Continent. Reporters Without Borders says the situation in two countries – Egypt and Eritrea – is extremely bad.

Egypt is decribed as ‘one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists.

And Eritrea has the second lowest ranking in the world – only North Korea is worse.

Some African countries enjoy guaranteed press freedoms – the report highlights Namibia and South Africa.

And Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, has a rich and diverse media landscape – but Reporters without Borders says it is one of West Africa’s most dangerous and difficult countries for journalists, who are often watched, attacked, arbitrarily arrested and even killed.

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