Regulatory authorities

The Media Council, as established under the 2014 Media Law, cannot be seen as a body distinctly independent from the influence of government.

The Press Council, for its part, is able to raise cases with the government. However, it has proved to be something of a toothless tiger, and has more cases referred to it than it is equipped to handle.

The civilian-led government has been reticent to weigh in on issues of press freedom — something they have received much criticism over.