Media in Figures: Highest Number of State Controlled Media in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

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Interesting statistics extracted from cool studies and research projects about media and journalism

The highest number of state-controlled media outlets in the world are in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, 94 outlets in each. Together, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia account for over 53% of all state-controlled media in the world, defined in a 151-country study by the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) as media financially, organizationally and editorially controlled by the government.