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

Australia is an open, democratic society, in which information, opinions and ideas are freely exchanged. There is a vibrant media space and unfettered access to the Internet and social media. Australia is a member of the Open Government Partnership and is in the process of developing its first national action plan with civil society. Read more


Expression

Austria is ranked 11th on the 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Read more


Expression

Freedom of expression is guaranteed in the Constitution and it is respected in practice. Challenges remain as the media operate under geographic and economic constraints. Read more