The United Kingdom (UK)—which includes the constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales along with the territory of Northern Ireland—is a stable democracy that regularly holds free elections and hosts a vibrant media sector. While the government enforces robust protections for political rights and civil liberties, recent years have seen concerns about increased government surveillance of residents as well as rising Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment.
Freedom on the Net— United Kingdom Country Report
The United Kingdom is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
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