Monday 1.1.2018 in Expression in Suriname Country Page
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. Government officials have however sometimes excluded critical media from press conferences and refused to speak to independent media, privileging state-owned media. There are no reported internet restrictions. Criminal defamation and libel remain as offences and there is no access to information legislation.