Country Profiles

Below is a list of countries that we have profiled for Government influence on the media. Each country will display the type of Government, who is in charge, and how much the Government controls the media. This is important as the political alignment of the Government may dictate the bias of media in that country. This is a work in progress with the goal of profiling all 180 countries on the RSF list. Check out our world political bias map.

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Afghanistan
Albania
Andorra
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Haiti
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Libya
Lithuania
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
North Korea
Norway
Qatar
OECS
Pakistan
Palestine
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan (ROC)
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zimbabwe

Countries Pending

Algeria

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahrain

Barbados

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)

Cambodia

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Congo-Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)

Congo-Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Ethiopia

Federated States of Micronesia

Fiji

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Honduras

Kiribati

Kosovo

Laos

Lesotho

Liberia

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Macau

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mongolia

Montenegro

Mozambique

Myanmar (Higher priority — Controlled by junta)

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Niger

North Macedonia

Northern Cyprus (Breakaway area of Cyprus only recognized by Turkey)

Oman

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Qatar

Rwanda

Samoa

San Marino

São Tomé and Príncipe

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Sudan

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Sudan

Suriname

Tanzania

Timor-Leste (East Timor)

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

Uganda

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Western Sahara (Rated with Morocco by RSF)

Yemen

Zambia

Last Updated on October 16, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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