The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a ranking of the ten most-censored countries around the world. CPJ’s methodology measures censorship by use of “a variety of benchmarks,” including “the absence of privately owned or independent media, blocking of websites, restrictions on electronic recording and dissemination, license requirements to conduct journalism, restrictions on journalists’ movements, monitoring of journalists by authorities, jamming of foreign broadcasts, and blocking of foreign correspondents.” Here is the list prepared by Insidermonkey experts about 11 worst countries for journalists in 2015.
Four heavily censored nations that nearly made the list are Belarus, Equatorial Guinea, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, all of which have little to no independent media and are so tightly closed that it can be difficult even to get information about conditions for journalists. The list of most censored countries addresses only those where government tightly controls the media. In some countries, notably Syria, conditions are extremely dangerous and journalists have been abducted, held captive, and killed, some by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad but also by militant groups such as the Islamic State. You can also check our list of the 11 worst governed countries in the world.Read More!