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Government > Democracy and rights > Freedom of the press: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by freedom of the press. The lower the score, the more free the press of that country is. The scores are taken from the Freedom of the Press Index, elaborated by Freedom House, self-defined as "an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world". The data used in the index come from an annual survey of media independence in 197 countries and territories, assessing the degree of print, broadcast, and internet freedom in each of them.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 North Korea 97 2012
2 Turkmenistan 96 2012
3 Uzbekistan 95 2012
4 Eritrea 94 2012
5 Belarus 93 2012
6 Iran 92 2012
=7 Equatorial Guinea 91 2012
=7 Cuba 91 2012
9 Syria 89 2012
=10 China 85 2012
=10 Burma 85 2012
=12 Bahrain 84 2012
=12 Saudi Arabia 84 2012
=12 Somalia 84 2012
=12 Laos 84 2012
=12 Vietnam 84 2012
=17 Yemen 83 2012
=17 Democratic Republic of the Congo 83 2012
19 Rwanda 82 2012
=20 Ethiopia 81 2012
=20 Gambia 81 2012
=20 Kazakhstan 81 2012
=23 Zimbabwe 80 2012
=23 Azerbaijan 80 2012
=23 Russia 80 2012
26 Tajikistan 79 2012
27 Sudan 78 2012
=28 Swaziland 76 2012
=28 Venezuela 76 2012
=30 Chad 75 2012
=30 Brunei 75 2012
=32 Afghanistan 74 2012
=32 Djibouti 74 2012
=34 United Arab Emirates 72 2012
=34 Burundi 72 2012
=34 Sri Lanka 72 2012
37 Oman 71 2012
38 Gabon 70 2012
=39 Togo 69 2012
=39 Iraq 69 2012
=39 Kyrgyzstan 69 2012
=42 Cameroon 68 2012
=42 Morocco 68 2012
=44 Qatar 67 2012
=44 Angola 67 2012
=44 Singapore 67 2012
47 Armenia 65 2012
=48 Madagascar 63 2012
=48 Malaysia 63 2012
=48 Jordan 63 2012
=48 Cambodia 63 2012
=48 Pakistan 63 2012
=53 Central African Republic 62 2012
=53 Guinea 62 2012
=53 Mexico 62 2012
=53 Algeria 62 2012
=53 Honduras 62 2012
=58 Liberia 60 2012
=58 Malawi 60 2012
=58 Libya 60 2012
=58 Thailand 60 2012
=58 Paraguay 60 2012
=58 Guatemala 60 2012
=58 Zambia 60 2012
=65 Ukraine 59 2012
=65 South Sudan 59 2012
=67 Ecuador 58 2012
=67 Fiji 58 2012
=67 Bhutan 58 2012
=70 Uganda 57 2012
=70 Guinea-Bissau 57 2012
=70 Egypt 57 2012
=70 Kuwait 57 2012
74 Seychelles 56 2012
=75 Congo, Republic of the 55 2012
=75 Turkey 55 2012
=75 Colombia 55 2012
=75 Nepal 55 2012
=75 Senegal 55 2012
=80 Moldova 54 2012
=80 Republic of Macedonia 54 2012
=82 Bangladesh 52 2012
=82 Georgia 52 2012
=82 Mauritania 52 2012
=82 Kenya 52 2012
=86 Lebanon 51 2012
=86 Maldives 51 2012
=86 Albania 51 2012
=86 Tunisia 51 2012
=90 Nigeria 50 2012
=90 Argentina 50 2012
=90 Haiti 50 2012
=93 Tanzania 49 2012
=93 Indonesia 49 2012
=93 Sierra Leone 49 2012
=93 Kosovo 49 2012
=93 Lesotho 49 2012
=93 Niger 49 2012
=93 Nicaragua 49 2012
=100 Bosnia and Herzegovina 48 2012
=100 Comoros 48 2012
102 Bolivia 47 2012
103 Panama 46 2012
=104 Peru 44 2012
=104 Brazil 44 2012
106 Mozambique 43 2012
=107 Burkina Faso 42 2012
=107 Philippines 42 2012
=109 Dominican Republic 41 2012
=109 Romania 41 2012
=111 El Salvador 40 2012
=111 Botswana 40 2012
=111 Croatia 40 2012
114 Antigua and Barbuda 38 2012
=115 India 37 2012
=115 Mongolia 37 2012
=117 Hungary 36 2012
=117 Bulgaria 36 2012
=119 East Timor 35 2012
=119 Montenegro 35 2012
=119 Serbia 35 2012
=122 Benin 34 2012
=122 South Africa 34 2012
=124 Hong Kong 33 2012
=124 Italy 33 2012
=124 Guyana 33 2012
=127 South Korea 32 2012
=127 Namibia 32 2012
129 Chile 31 2012
=130 Israel 30 2012
=130 Greece 30 2012
=132 Mauritius 29 2012
=132 Samoa 29 2012
=132 Tonga 29 2012
=135 Nauru 28 2012
=135 Ghana 28 2012
=135 Solomon Islands 28 2012
=138 Papua New Guinea 27 2012
=138 Cape Verde 27 2012
=138 Latvia 27 2012
=138 Kiribati 27 2012
=142 Vanuatu 26 2012
=142 Tuvalu 26 2012
=142 Uruguay 26 2012
=145 Taiwan 25 2012
=145 Trinidad and Tobago 25 2012
=145 Slovenia 25 2012
=145 Poland 25 2012
=149 France 24 2012
=149 Spain 24 2012
=149 Mali 24 2012
=149 Grenada 24 2012
=153 Dominica 23 2012
=153 Suriname 23 2012
=153 Lithuania 23 2012
=156 Cyprus 22 2012
=156 Japan 22 2012
=156 Malta 22 2012
=159 Slovakia 21 2012
=159 Australia 21 2012
=159 Belize 21 2012
=159 United Kingdom 21 2012
=159 Federated States of Micronesia 21 2012
=159 Austria 21 2012
=165 The Bahamas 20 2012
=165 Saint Kitts and Nevis 20 2012
=167 Canada 19 2012
=167 Barbados 19 2012
=167 Costa Rica 19 2012
=167 Czech Republic 19 2012
=171 Estonia 18 2012
=171 Jamaica 18 2012
=171 United States 18 2012
=174 Portugal 17 2012
=174 New Zealand 17 2012
=174 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 17 2012
=174 San Marino 17 2012
=174 Marshall Islands 17 2012
=174 Germany 17 2012
=180 Monaco 16 2012
=180 Ireland 16 2012
=180 Palau 16 2012
183 Saint Lucia 15 2012
=184 Liechtenstein 14 2012
=184 Iceland 14 2012
186 Andorra 13 2012
=187 Netherlands 12 2012
=187 Luxembourg 12 2012
=187 Denmark 12 2012
=187 Switzerland 12 2012
191 Belgium 11 2012
=192 Norway 10 2012
=192 Finland 10 2012
=192 Sweden 10 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Democracy and rights > Freedom of the press. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", "2012 Freedom of the Press Data" , Freedom House, 1 May 2012. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy-and-rights/Freedom-of-the-press

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