Freedom of Information

The Decline of Free Flow of Information lowers Peace in Africa: Insights from the Institute for Economics and Peace

Free flow of information is one of the main criteria used to determine the level of peace in a country, following the Global Peace Index (GPI). In the thirteenth edition of the GPI issued in June 2019, several sub-Saharan African countries are positioned at the bottom of the ladder of peace, one of the main reasons being their decline in the free flow of information in recent years. A broad view of the GPI report shows that these countries also have a weak index on internet freedom and digital rights, as well as the freedom of the press. […]
Ultimately, to safeguard the existing and predict any possible decline of peace, each country presented in this top 15, regardless of the number of times and category, should be closely watched and monitored by civil liberties defenders.