Djibouti is a country located in the Horn of Africa with an estimated population of 884,000 as of 2018. It is a republic with a multiparty political system. As of early 2019, it has had the same president, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, since 1999. Djibouti does not have a law establishing the right to access government information. The 1992 Freedom of Communication Law has been criticized for obstructing free speech and media pluralism. Although there were no reports of journalists or citizen journalists killed in connection with their work in 2018, Djibouti ranked 173 of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, below neighboring Somalia, a war-torn nation that ranked at 168. This entry discusses media outlets in Djibouti and the media ...

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