How ECOWAS ranked in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index

Thanks to a change of government, The Gambia achieved one of the biggest rises in the World Press Freedom Index in 2018. According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF),  which has published the  Index since 2002, the level of press freedom in the smallest country in West Africa has significantly improved, up 30 to 92nd. The RSF is the largest non-governmental organization (NGO) specializing in the defense of media freedom around the world. Here's how member countries in the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) ranked out of 180 countries in 2019.


Ghana 27
Burkina Faso  36
Senegal 49
Niger 66
Cote D'Ivoire 71
Togo 76
Sierra Leone 86 
Guinea Bissau 89
Gambia 92  (***Up 30 at 92nd)
Liberia 93
Benin 96
Ghana 
Guinea 107
Mali 112
Gabon 115
Nigeria 120
Morocco/Western Sahara 135

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