Eritrea Beats North Korea as World’s Most-Censored Nation

(Bloomberg) — Eritrea is the world’s most censored state, even worse than North Korea, in line with media watchdog Committee to Defend Journalists.

The reclusive Horn of Africa nation shut down all unbiased media in 2001 and is the “worst jailer” of journalists in sub-Saharan Africa, with no less than 16 journalists in detention by the tip of 2018, most of them imprisoned because the crackdown, CPJ stated in a report printed Tuesday.

Amongst different international locations that severely prohibit media and harass or intimidate journalists into silence with detention in addition to bodily and digital surveillance are Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Equatorial Guinea and Cuba, in line with the group.

Eritrean Data minister, Yemane G. Meskel, didn’t instantly reply to a request for a remark.

To contact the reporter on this story: Saul Butera in Kigali at [email protected]

To contact the editors answerable for this story: David Malingha at [email protected], Helen Nyambura, Pauline Bax

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