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Government > Democracy and rights > Press freedom index: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by their degree of government censorship, according to the Press freedom index. This index, created by the non-governmental organization Reporters without borders (RWS), is ellaborated using data from an extensive annual survey sent to professional reporters throughout the world. The survey contains questions about the type and ownership of media present in the country, freedom of speech, violence exerted against reporters, election campaigns, access of political parties to the media, etc.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Eritrea 84.83 2013
2 North Korea 83.9 2013
3 Turkmenistan 79.14 2013
4 Syria 78.53 2013
5 Somalia 73.59 2013
6 Iran 73.4 2013
7 China 73.07 2013
8 Vietnam 71.78 2013
9 Cuba 71.64 2013
10 Sudan 70.06 2013
11 Yemen 69.22 2013
12 Laos 67.99 2013
13 Djibouti 67.4 2013
14 Equatorial Guinea 67.2 2013
15 Bahrain 62.75 2013
16 Uzbekistan 60.39 2013
17 Saudi Arabia 56.88 2013
18 Sri Lanka 56.59 2013
19 Rwanda 55.46 2013
20 Kazakhstan 55.08 2013
21 Pakistan 51.31 2013
22 Egypt 48.66 2013
23 Belarus 48.35 2013
24 Azerbaijan 47.73 2013
25 Swaziland 46.76 2013
26 Turkey 46.56 2013
27 Mexico 45.3 2013
28 Gambia 45.09 2013
29 Burma 44.71 2013
30 Iraq 44.67 2013
31 Singapore 43.43 2013
32 Russia 43.42 2013
33 Philippines 43.11 2013
34 Malaysia 42.73 2013
35 Bangladesh 42.01 2013
36 Cambodia 41.81 2013
37 Democratic Republic of the Congo 41.66 2013
38 Oman 41.51 2013
39 India 41.22 2013
40 Indonesia 41.05 2013
41 Tunisia 39.93 2013
42 Ethiopia 39.57 2013
43 Morocco 39.04 2013
44 Thailand 38.6 2013
45 Jordan 38.47 2013
46 Zimbabwe 38.12 2013
47 Burundi 38.02 2013
48 Libya 37.86 2013
49 Angola 37.8 2013
50 Colombia 37.48 2013
51 Afghanistan 37.36 2013
52 Honduras 36.92 2013
53 Ukraine 36.79 2013
54 Algeria 36.54 2013
55 South Sudan 36.2 2013
56 Tajikistan 35.71 2013
57 Brunei 35.45 2013
58 Chad 34.87 2013
59 Cameroon 34.78 2013
60 Ecuador 34.69 2013
61 Nepal 34.61 2013
62 Venezuela 34.44 2013
63 Republic of Macedonia 34.27 2013
64 Nigeria 34.11 2013
65 United Arab Emirates 33.49 2013
=66 Montenegro 32.97 2013
=66 Israel 32.97 2013
68 Panama 32.95 2013
69 Qatar 32.86 2013
70 Bolivia 32.8 2013
71 Brazil 32.75 2013
72 Fiji 32.69 2013
73 Kyrgyzstan 32.2 2013
74 Peru 31.87 2013
75 Uganda 31.69 2013
76 Maldives 31.1 2013
77 Albania 30.88 2013
78 Lebanon 30.15 2013
79 Georgia 30.09 2013
80 Mali 30.03 2013
81 Mongolia 29.93 2013
82 Liberia 29.89 2013
83 Guatemala 29.39 2013
84 Seychelles 29.19 2013
85 Guinea-Bissau 28.94 2013
86 Paraguay 28.78 2013
87 East Timor 28.72 2013
88 Gabon 28.69 2013
89 Madagascar 28.62 2013
90 Bulgaria 28.58 2013
91 Guinea 28.49 2013
92 Kosovo 28.47 2013
93 Greece 28.46 2013
94 Togo 28.45 2013
95 Bhutan 28.42 2013
96 Lesotho 28.36 2013
97 Dominican Republic 28.34 2013
98 Benin 28.33 2013
99 Nicaragua 28.31 2013
100 Kuwait 28.28 2013
101 Congo, Republic of the 28.2 2013
102 Malawi 28.18 2013
103 Armenia 28.04 2013
104 Mozambique 28.01 2013
105 Zambia 27.93 2013
106 Kenya 27.8 2013
107 Tanzania 27.34 2013
108 Guyana 27.08 2013
109 Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.86 2013
110 Mauritania 26.76 2013
111 Tonga 26.7 2013
=112 Central African Republic 26.61 2013
=112 Croatia 26.61 2013
114 Serbia 26.59 2013
115 Mauritius 26.47 2013
116 Sierra Leone 26.35 2013
117 Chile 26.24 2013
118 Senegal 26.19 2013
119 Hong Kong 26.16 2013
120 Italy 26.11 2013
121 Hungary 26.09 2013
122 Moldova 26.01 2013
123 Argentina 25.67 2013
124 Japan 25.17 2013
125 South Africa 24.56 2013
126 Comoros 24.52 2013
127 South Korea 24.48 2013
128 Haiti 24.09 2013
129 Samoa 23.84 2013
130 Taiwan 23.82 2013
131 Burkina Faso 23.7 2013
132 Malta 23.3 2013
133 Trinidad and Tobago 23.12 2013
134 Niger 23.08 2013
135 Romania 23.05 2013
136 Papua New Guinea 22.97 2013
137 Botswana 22.91 2013
138 Latvia 22.89 2013
139 El Salvador 22.86 2013
140 France 21.6 2013
141 Spain 20.5 2013
142 Slovenia 20.49 2013
143 Lithuania 18.24 2013
144 United States 18.22 2013
145 Suriname 18.19 2013
146 Ghana 17.27 2013
147 United Kingdom 16.89 2013
148 Portugal 16.75 2013
149 Uruguay 15.92 2013
150 Australia 15.24 2013
151 Cape Verde 14.33 2013
152 Cyprus 13.83 2013
153 Slovakia 13.25 2013
154 Poland 13.11 2013
155 Belgium 12.94 2013
156 Canada 12.69 2013
157 Namibia 12.5 2013
158 Costa Rica 12.08 2013
159 Germany 10.24 2013
160 Czech Republic 10.17 2013
161 Ireland 10.06 2013
162 Switzerland 9.94 2013
163 Jamaica 9.88 2013
164 Austria 9.4 2013
165 Estonia 9.26 2013
166 Sweden 9.23 2013
167 Iceland 8.49 2013
168 New Zealand 8.38 2013
169 Liechtenstein 7.35 2013
170 Denmark 7.08 2013
171 Andorra 6.82 2013
172 Luxembourg 6.68 2013
173 Norway 6.52 2013
174 Netherlands 6.48 2013
175 Finland 6.38 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Democracy and rights > Press freedom index. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Wikipedia: Censorship by country (Censorship by country) ("Press Freedom Index 2013" , Reporters Without Borders, 30 January 2013). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy-and-rights/Press-freedom-index

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