Pristina, Kosovo. Editorial credit: Bas van den Heuvel / Shutterstock.com

Kosovo

Kosovo holds credible and relatively well-administered elections, but its institutions remain weak, and rampant corruption has given rise to deep public distrust in the government. Journalists face serious pressure, and risk being attacked in connection with their reporting. The rule of law is inhibited by executive interference in the judiciary.

An opposition demonstrator plays the violin during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images.

Freedom in the World — Kosovo Country Report

Kosovo is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.