DW News published this video item, entitled “Press freedom on the decline in African countries | DW News” – below is their description.
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.DW News YouTube Channel
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