- 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 Score67 100 partly free