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header1 Issues of concern

  • The intermingling of business, political, and media interests inhibits the development of independent news outlets. Reporters have been targeted with frivolous lawsuits, and risk intimidation and occasional physical attacks.
  • Official corruption is pervasive, and public procurement processes and public finances are nontransparent. Courts are subject to political pressure, and public trust in the judiciary is low.
  • The election commission’s operations are opaque, and it has failed to sanction parties that commit electoral violations.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    67 100 partly free