People in Belgrade, Serbia. Editorial credit: Bobica10 / Shutterstock.com

Serbia

The Republic of Serbia is a parliamentary democracy with competitive multiparty elections, but in recent years the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) has steadily eroded political rights and civil liberties, putting pressure on independent media, the political opposition, and civil society organizations. Despite these trends, the country has continued to move toward membership in the European Union (EU).

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Freedom in the World — Serbia Country Report

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

In the high-stakes battle between states and technology companies, the rights of internet users have become the main casualties. Illustration by Mitch Blunt

Freedom on the Net— Serbia Country Report

Serbia is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.

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Nations in Transit — Serbia Country Report

Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime, Serbia receives a Democracy Percentage of 48 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2021 report.