Eritrea 🇪🇷 is an East African country. Christianity and Islam are the two most prevalent religions in the country. Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993, making Ethiopia a landlocked state.

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While the constitution of the State of Eritrea theoretically guarantees free speech and press to the people. Eritrea has consistently ranked at or near the bottom for press freedom; most recently in 2024, it ranked last among 180 countries in RSF's Press Freedom Index. Several laws were passed since independence to limit press freedom within Eritrea. The press is tightly controlled under President Isaias Afwerki. Opposition to Isaias and his allies is silenced. Independent mass media was forced to shut down when it was outlawed in 2001.

Seyoum Tsehaye was arrested in September 2001 when prominent members of the PFDJ called for democracy.

Journalists have fled Eritrea due to risks of intimidation or imprisonment. Those who chose to remain in Eritrea had to engage in self-censorship.

Eritrea is the most censored country in the world according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Not much information is available since Internet penetration in Eritrea is very low.

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