Press Freedom by the Numbers

Press Freedom by Country, 1993–2013   |   Largest Gains and Declines, 2009–2013   |
2013 Detailed Scores by Country   |   Press Freedom over a Quarter Century   |
Middle East and North Africa 2009–2013   |   Sub-Saharan Africa 2009–2013   |   Americas 2009–2013


Press Freedom by Country, 1993–2013

Select a country from the drop-down menu. Countries are scored on a 100-point scale. The lower the numeric score, the greater the press freedom.


Largest Gains and Declines, 2009–2013

The countries below had the largest score changes over the past 5 years. A negative numeral represents a decline in press freedom. Click on the years to view the countries’ total press freedom scores for 2009 and 2013.


2013 Detailed Ratings by Country

Select a country to view its total and subcategory scores.


Press Freedom over a Quarter Century

Hover over the line to view the number of countries categorized as Free, Partly Free, and Not Free for each year since 1989.


The Middle East and North Africa: 2009–2013

The countries below had the region’s largest score changes from 2009 to 2013. Hover over the timeline to view their scores for each year. The lower the numeric score, the greater the press freedom.


Sub-Saharan Africa: 2009–2013

The countries below had the region’s largest score changes from 2009 to 2013. Hover over the timeline to view their scores for each year. The lower the numeric score, the greater the press freedom.


Americas: 2009–2013

The countries below had the region’s largest score changes from 2009 to 2013. Hover over the timeline to view their scores for each year. The lower the numeric score, the greater the press freedom.