Senegal is often considered an example of democracy in Africa. Article 8 of the Senegalese constitution protects freedom of opinion, freedom of expression, and freedom of the press. A legal framework guaranteeing access to information for journalists, however, is still in development. Although substantial advances have been made in the areas of press freedom and the plurality and diversity of the media landscape, a certain number of challenges in the Senegalese media system make it quite complex. This entry provides an overview of media in Senegal, including newspapers, television, and radio, then explores issues related to regulations, press freedom, and digital technology.


The diversity of the media is due to the vitality of Senegalese civil society and to a convergence of supporting political, economic, and juridical ...

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