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header1 Issues of concern

  • Defamation remains a criminal offense, and journalists have faced civil and criminal defamation cases.
  • Anticorruption mechanisms are considered deficient, and corruption persists in government.
  • Members of racial and ethnic minority groups face disparities in housing, education, and employment, and have been subject to excessive force by authorities.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    96 100 free