Freedom of the Press

El Salvador

El Salvador

Freedom of the Press 2002

2002 Scores

Press Status

Partly Free

Press Freedom Score
(0 = best, 100 = worst)

75

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

22

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

8

Privately owned media include 5 daily newspapers, 150 radio stations, and 12 television stations. Random killings, kidnappings, and other crimes continue the country's reputation for violence. Journalists and publications are occasionally targets of intimidation. Some TV stations complain that government advertising favors pro-government media. Some self-censorship occurs.