Press Freedom Rankings

Data Tool: Press Freedom by Country

The Freedom of the Press report measures the level of media independence in 197 countries and territories. Each country receives a numerical score from 0 (the most free) to 100 (the least free) on the basis of combined scores from three subcategories: the legal environment (A), the political environment (B), and the economic environment (C). For each category, a lower number of points is allotted for a more free situation, while a higher number of points is allotted for a less free environment.

Use the drop-down menu below to sort the data by rank, press freedom score (PFS), or subcategory score (legal, political, or economic).