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Press Freedom

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Freedom of the press is the right to circulate opinions in print and other media without censorship by the government.

The data below is a relative index on a scale of 0-100 comparing each countries freedom to all others in the database. 0 = Least freedom, 100 Most freedom.

Base data source: RSF Reporters Without Borders, Paris
Data indexed by: World Economics, London






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Data: All Countries Press Freedom
(0-100 Index)
Afghanistan 41.3
Albania 60.9
Algeria 49.1
Angola 61.7
Argentina 83.4
Armenia 74.4
Australia 79.6
Austria 82.8
Azerbaijan 42.5
Bahamas, The 0.0
Bahrain 33.4
Bangladesh 39.5
Belarus 42.8
Belgium 85.1
Benin 52.2
Bhutan 82.5
Bolivia 51.4
Bosnia and Herzegovina 70.8
Botswana 63.1
Brazil 59.8
Bulgaria 63.8
Burkina Faso 78.9
Burundi 60.2
Cabo Verde 81.3
Cambodia 46.9
Cameroon 53.0
Canada 88.2
Central African Republic 61.5
Chad 60.6
Chile 65.4
China 27.2
Colombia 45.8
Comoros 64.9
Congo, Dem. Rep 51.4
Congo, Rep. 63.3
Costa Rica 92.7
Cote d'Ivoire 80.4
Croatia 76.0
Cyprus 71.2
Czech Republic 86.9
Denmark 97.4
Dominican Republic 83.0
Ecuador 69.7
Egypt 32.6
El Salvador 58.4
Estonia 95.9
Eswatini 50.1
Ethiopia 54.5
Finland 95.4
France 84.8
Gabon 60.4
Gambia 74.7
Georgia 64.0
Germany 88.5
Ghana 72.8
Greece 59.9
Guatemala 51.7
Guinea 64.6
Guinea Bissau 63.5
Guyana 82.5
Haiti 69.7
Honduras 37.4
Hong Kong 44.9
Hungary 64.5
Iceland 89.2
India 44.3
Indonesia 53.2
Ireland 95.3
Israel 64.3
Italy 73.6
Jamaica 90.0
Japan 69.5
Jordan 52.5
Kazakhstan 52.1
Kenya 69.7
Korea, Rep. 77.8
Kuwait 40.9
Kyrgyzstan 69.3
Laos 39.5
Latvia 85.5
Lebanon 50.3
Lesotho 64.1
Liberia 67.7
Libya 46.6
Lithuania 90.8
Luxembourg 86.1
Madagascar 62.6
Malawi 66.3
Malaysia 55.6
Mali 58.8
Malta 66.4
Mauritania 62.7
Mauritius 71.3
Mexico 51.3
Moldova 79.3
Mongolia 63.9
Morocco 49.0
Mozambique 53.8
Myanmar 27.0
Namibia 88.3
Nepal 67.6
Netherlands 84.1
New Zealand 90.2
Nicaragua 40.0
Niger 73.2
Nigeria 50.5
North Macedonia 73.9
Norway 100.0
Oman 38.8
Pakistan 41.0
Panama 67.8
Papua New Guinea 71.9
Paraguay 63.0
Peru 66.6
Philippines 45.2
Poland 70.8
Portugal 94.0
Qatar 52.9
Romania 73.9
Russia 41.9
Rwanda 48.8
Saudi Arabia 36.4
Senegal 68.1
Serbia 66.4
Sierra Leone 76.7
Singapore 47.7
Slovak Republic 84.6
Slovenia 74.0
South Africa 81.6
Spain 82.8
Sri Lanka 45.5
Sudan 44.2
Suriname 74.4
Sweden 95.9
Switzerland 89.3
Taiwan 0.0
Tajikistan 43.5
Tanzania 52.1
Thailand 54.1
Togo 61.7
Trinidad and Tobago 84.9
Tunisia 63.1
Turkey 44.5
Turkmenistan 27.0
Uganda 50.0
Ukraine 60.2
United Arab Emirates 48.0
United Kingdom 85.0
United States 78.5
Uruguay 77.7
Uzbekistan 49.4
Vietnam 28.2
Yemen, Rep. 31.5
Zambia 59.8
Zimbabwe 48.5

See: Data for individual countries by using country lists


Key:
Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
         Press Freedom: 0 = Low press freedom, 100 = High press freedom.






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