Expression

Expression

Free expression is constitutionally guaranteed, however some challenges prevent this right from being fully respected in practice. Read more


Expression in Ecuador

The freedom of expression has been undermined in Ecuador by restrictive legislation as well as attacks and intimidation against media and journalists by both state and non-state actors. Read more


Expression

Article 11 of the Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of speech including press freedom. However, according to civil society groups, Taiwan continues to impose unreasonable restrictions. Read more


Expression

Independent media and journalists are regularly attacked and operate in a hostile environment. The arrest of a Radio Líder reporter in 2015 for simply covering an anti-government protest, exemplifies this trend. In the context of Bolivia’s media environment, which has a high concentration of private sector ownership, the 2011 telecommunications law sought a more balanced distribution of broadcast licenses among the state, private companies, and local and indigenous communities. Read more


Expression

Virtually all traditional media – newspapers, radio and television – are controlled by the state, as the Constitution expressly prohibits private ownership of media outlets. Read more


Expression

Freedom of expression is constitutionally guaranteed in Malawi. Read more


Expression

The right to freedom of expression is generally respected in Costa Rica. Attacks against journalists and media outlets are rare, with only two cases reported in 2015. Read more


Expression

Attacks on journalists continue in Somalia, although the provisional Constitution protects free speech. Read more


Expression

The freedom of expression is protected by Article 10 of the Constitution, with reservations on the grounds of defence, public safety, public order, public morality, public health and the rights and reputations of others. Read more


Expression

The freedom of expression is guaranteed in Article 19 of the Constitution. There are diverse media outlets, including several independent newspapers, many privately-owned radio stations and one non-state TV station. Read more