Freedom of the Press
Freedom of the Press 2014
Press Freedom at the Lowest Level in a Decade
Hover over a country below to view its press freedom score.*
Green = Free
Yellow = Partly Free
Purple = Not Free
* Score out of 100. The lower the score, the better the press freedom status.
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Only 1 in 7 people live in a country with a 'free' press.
Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to the latest edition of Freedom House's press freedom survey. The decline was driven in part by major regression in several Middle Eastern states, including Egypt, Libya, and Jordan; marked setbacks in Turkey, Ukraine, and a number of countries in East Africa; and deterioration in the relatively open media environment of the United States.
Freedom of the Press 2014 found that despite positive developments in a number of countries, most notably in sub-Saharan Africa, the dominant trends were reflected in setbacks in every other region.
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Note: Reports for individual countries and territories will be posted under the second tab below as they become available. Territories, as opposed to countries, are identified with asterisks.