Category Archives: Media/Press Freedom

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Open Budgets: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability

Revised/Updated – June 2015 Transparency for What? The Usefulness of Publicly Available Budget Information in African Countries. Paolo de Renzio, International Budget Partnership; and Rebecca Simson, Overseas Development Institute. December 2013 This…

2013 World Press Freedom Index: Dashed Hopes After Spring

2013 World Press Freedom Map Reporters Without Borders. After the “Arab springs” and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year’s index, the 2013 Reporters Without…

Freedom of the Press 2012 – Freedom House

Freedom of the Press 2012 Breakthroughs and Pushback in the Middle East The year 2011 featured precarious but potentially far-reaching gains for media freedom in the Middle East and North…

Freedom in the World 2013 – Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa 50 countries & territories. 901 million people. 13% free. PRESS: 5% free Despite being home to several of the world’s worst performing countries in terms of respect for human rights, the region saw…

Are you allowed to read this? Freedom of Expression

Africa in Fact, March 2013. Good Governance Africa. Freedom of expression is under siege in most of Africa. In 2012, only 5 out of 55 African countries had a free press,…

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Reporters Without Borders: PRESS FREEDOM INDEX 2013

After the “Arab springs” and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year’s index, the 2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index marks a return…

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Freedom House: Freedom in the World 2013

DEMOCRATIC BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE BALANCE The emergence of popular movements for reform were the driving force behind major gains in the Middle East last year, according to Freedom in the World…