Tunisia Is The Safest Country To Practice Journalism In North Africa and Middle East, 2019 Ranking

Despite the avalanche of complaints against governments in several African nations over attack on press freedom, Tunisia is standing out as one of the safest places in the world to practice journalism.

Tunisia has been ranked the safest country for journalists in north Africa and the middle east by the 2019 World Press Freedom Index report, reports Africanews.

“Tunisia is the exception and continues its democratic transition process. It has admittedly made a remarkable improvement of 25 places, but still faces innumerable challenges especially in relation to the legislative framework,” said Souhaieb Khayati, RSF head of North Africa office.

Tunisia not only ranked first in its region it moved by 15 slots to rank 72 in the world. Meanwhile Syria (174th) continues to be extremely dangerous for media personnel.

“Journalists are under tremendous pressure in every Maghreb countries, with the exception of Tunisia. But in Algeria, Morocco and Libya, journalists are the victims of continuous pressure from the authorities,” said Souhaieb Khayati, RSF head of North Africa office.

Gambia had the greatest press freedom growth in Africa rising 30 places higher than it was last year. Tanzania fell to 118th place due to unprecedented attacks on the media by President John Magufuli’s oppressive leadership.

Norway, Finland and Sweden earned the top three spot in the global report from Reporters Without Borders released on Thursday.

Source: Africanews

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. Really good to know that journalism can be practiced in safety

  2. Ezekwo Chinenye Josephine

    Wonderful…

  3. I wish Nigeria could be this save and free in praticing journalism.
    Ogbonna Florence

  4. Wow very nice

  5. Udogu Ogechi Victory

    Congratulations to them for making themselves unique and safe.

  6. Why can’t Nigeria be like Tunisia I.e safety for the practice of journalism

  7. I feel embarrassed rn why can’t Nigeria be among

  8. Obi Chikaodili Aigustina

    Giant of Africa why is thou not among this list

  9. Omenuko Adaobi Promise

    This good at the same time bad we need improvment in Africa

  10. Lazarus Kelvin chidiebube

    Congratulations to Tunisia, Nigeria should stay there

  11. Too bad but it’s a good thing no life was lost.

  12. This is very nice .
    I love news like this.

    Okwudili chidimma.E

  13. Iloegbunem Emily Ebele

    Great!! We hope to get there soon

  14. oluoha chinelo lorita

    great!!

  15. Ezeh vivian chinaecherem

    tunisia wow nice.

  16. Akaforonye oluebube patience

    Great

  17. Ezedimbu uchenna Vivian

    Woww,so nice ,Nigerian learn from these biko …

  18. Igbokwe chioma helen

    Wonderful

  19. Chidozie chiazokam Jennifer

    Wow thumbs up.

  20. Nice one….would love 2 visit

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