Are media and free speech protected?
In law, freedom of the media is guaranteed.
In law, freedom of speech is guaranteed.
In law, citizens have a right to organize intotrade unions.A YES score is earned when trade unionsare allowed by law, regardless of politicalideology, religion or objectives. Groupswith a history of violence or terrorism(within last ten years) may be banned.Groups sympathetic to or related tobanned groups must be allowed if theyhave no history of violence.In practice, citizens are able to organize intotrade unions.A YES score is earned if freedom of thepress is guaranteed in law, including to allpolitical parties, religions, and ideologies.A YES score is earned if freedom of individual speech is guaranteed in law,including to all political parties, religions,and ideologies.Are citizens able to form print mediaentities?In practice, the government does not createbarriers to form a print media entity.In law, where a print media license isnecessary, there is an appeal mechanism if a license is denied or revoked.A YES score is earned if there is, in law or in accompanying regulations, a formalprocess to appeal a denied print medialicense, including through the courts. AYES score is also earned if no print licenseis necessary.In practice, where necessary, citizens canobtain a print media license within areasonable time period.